ChurchTechCast Q & A for September 27, 2013

Here are the latest questions:

Stage communication
Hey guys,

I’m needing a few ideas for phone communication from our stage to FOH and possibly even a tie in from our childrens center to call the booth so we can notify parents if they are needed. I don’t really have the budget to spend on a clear com system.


Video Downloads
How are all you Mac users downloading YouTube videos? We use them as students come in on Wednesday nights. I was using Video Get but there’s not a Mac version so I’m struggling!

Why would this be?
PO on Church A/V Technology

Ok, just reviewed my 2 tests using the HOA – for the church and for some reason the mics did not work when the pastor was talking, but when worship was playing it worked fine.. Why would that be? Is it possible that the sound board we have is not including all the mics, since we can only plug in one cord to the computer that is running the HOA?

Anyone want to take a look, I will give you our channel link, doesn’t make sense to me.. Will do tests again in the morning.

Links mentioned:
Instructables Cat5 Intercom

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.