Fairhaven Church | Centerville

Production System Upgrade Elevates Church’s Message and Reach, Further Empowering Its Mission

Fairhaven Church is a multi-campus church with five locations throughout the Dayton metropolitan area. Diversified was engaged to provide a complete production system upgrade to their broadcast campus in Centerville, OH as part of a larger renovation of the auditorium—a campus which serves as the hub for weekly online broadcasts as well as creating live message content that is broadcast via public internet to the other locations for simulcast during those worship services.

Fairhaven prioritizes leveraging technology as a tool to engage their community and the stakes for this investment could not have been higher. What’s more, the church sought long-term tools that would serve the ministry for at least a decade, building in flexibility to allow the system to grow and expand in the future as creative goals morph and expand.

This multi-discipline church production system project was comprised of a new loudspeaker system and audio infrastructure, broadcast video system including a new control room, machine room, GFX computers and video servers, new lensing for existing cameras, production matrix intercom, stage lighting system including new fixtures, console, and DMX control infrastructure, production network backbone, LED video wall scaling and canvas management system for existing LED video panels, acoustic treatment, color changing house lighting, and production rigging and power.

Regardless of the significant scope for either a new construction or renovation, this project was made infinitely more complex by the fact that the renovation would be completed in real time while the church continued to meet in the space every weekend throughout. Diversified’s project management team provided overall project coordination for not only the technical scope but also the other construction elements such as new seating, painting of both the walls and ceiling, a new front of house booth construction, and other various details that all came together to support the reimagined space. This ensured that the project was completed on time with the least disruption to the church’s operations throughout the process.

This completed system went online just several months before the global pandemic, providing the church with the exact tools they needed to not miss a step as public gatherings were halted and they moved to a 100% online ministry model. Ultimately, Diversified worked closely with the church to maximize their investment with spirited conversations along the way, weighing the pros and cons of necessary value engineering steps for the production system. The result has elevated Fairhaven Church’s message and reach, empowering their mission to help people in the community.

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