When our congregation approved the construction of a new sanctuary, my pastor told me that he wanted me to be in charge of the selection and installation of the PA system. I immediately said a very definite “NO!” Several passionate conversations later, he asked, “Why is it that you are so unwilling to take charge of this project?”
Whatever the method or capacity for projecting the message, our sound systems can be a blessing and a curse. How do we keep the environment from sounding like a goose getting sucked into an oversized vacuum hose or the equivalent of an audio apocalypse from the feedback of a 1,000 hearing aids at a geriatric convention? Glad you asked.