Your Ultimate DIY Guide To Mobile Church Equipment

It doesn’t have to cost you 25 grand or more to put together a mobile church setup. It just takes knowing what equipment you need and where to get it.

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The Mackie Thump15 1000W 15″ Powered Loudspeakers

Mackie THUMP15 Thump Series 15-Inch Powered LoudspeakerMackie THUMP15 Thump Series 15-Inch Powered Loudspeaker

 
  • Brand: Mackie
  • Product Code: THUMP15
  • 1,000 watts of high-output power in a portable package
  • 15″ low-frequency driver and 1.4″ titanium dome compression driver
  • Integrated precision crossover and transducer time-alignment deliver outstanding sound quality
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Mackie is well known for making quality sound products at a reasonable price. We have a Mackie mixer at my church. It is a great mixer with lots of features. The Mackie speakers will give you 1,000 watts of power for your portable church. You could fill a small arena with sound with that much power.

This system not only includes the powered speakers but comes with speaker stands as well.

Digital Snake

If you want to go mostly wireless but still want to have some instruments plugged in, then you might consider a digital snake like the Behringer S16. What a digital mixer does is eliminate all the cables going to and from the stage to the soundboard and replaces them with 1 Cat 5 cable. You plug in your instruments and mics into the digital snake, and it sends all the signals to the soundboard and all the signals from the soundboard back to the digital snake.

This primarily works well if you are using a digital mixer, but will work with an analog soundboard as well.

Other Wireless Options

To complete your wireless portable church set up, you may also want to invest in some wireless instrument transmitters. These can be used to send signals from your guitars and keyboards to the soundboard and used to carry the mixed signal from the mixer to your powered speakers.

You might also consider these options.

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Duke Taber
Duke Taber has been a Senior Pastor of various churches since 1988. Prior to that, he was involved in the Christian rock scene opening for such notables as Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill, Rez Band, and once played briefly with Darrel Mansfield. Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world. He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center.