JUNE 9, 2022
I truly hope this email finds you well. We have some exciting news for each of you that we have been hinting at for some time regarding our auditorium. Over the past 6 weeks, our auditorium has been going through some major upgrades and renovations, much of which was backstage (hence why our music has been a little different). This week, however, you will get to experience the fruit of all that hard work.
In March of 2021, we began to evaluate our technology in the auditorium, finding that many things were outdated and failing. We began having a tremendous amount of trouble sourcing parts just for general upkeep. As the conversation progressed, we realized it was time for the church leadership to consider a complete technology overhaul in the auditorium and throughout the campus. These conversations led us to partner with CCI Solutions, a company that works specifically with churches in the area of technology and production.
Since moving into our current campus, our technology was put together with limited funding and by many different people spanning nearly 2 decades. We did our very best with limited expertise and resources. Throughout that time, we know God was glorified. We now find ourselves in a place where we are able to approach the technology in a complete and integrated fashion. Our goal is threefold; that the ministry teams throughout the church can focus on the ministry they are called to serve rather than troubleshooting equipment; to update outdated and failing equipment; and to set up the next generation of Lakeshore in the very best way possible.
In our partnership with CCI Solutions, we have decided to approach this by spreading the project out over 3 phases and we are thrilled to announce that as of THIS SUNDAY, phase 1 will be complete! You will notice a lot of changes this Sunday to our lighting and how we present our video content as we transition to one large center screen.
There is still a time of learning and fine-tuning ahead. We ask for your patience as we work through a lot of new realities and make this the absolute best experience to help us worship and focus upon our Savior. We recognize this technology is merely a means of ministry, not the end goal. We ask that you continue to pray for us as we embark on this new and exciting adventure because our ultimate goal in all of this is simple and has not changed: to help people discover and develop a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Pastor Brian Pawlowski