I am the acting tech director (volunteer) for a smaller-size church (120+ in worship per week, back in the good ol’ days of in-person worship!) and we are now revamping the sound system in our sanctuary to support live-casting our services better, as well as in the near future adding video systems with associated audio into the sanctuary.
A pastor friend of mine used and recommended an area pro A/V design/implementation firm, and we are moving forward with the first project, which is to replace the core of our current, dated sound system that uses older commercial amp/mixer units, to go to using a digital soundboard (Allen & Heath Qu-Pac) with a discrete Crown power amp. This will allow us MUCH more flexibility with adding sources to the system, and having different mixes other than the one that goes to the in-sanctuary speakers (we need a separate mix with more sources for the livecast, for instance.)
In any case, the Qu-Pac system is an advanced 32-channel digital mixer with many features; if our current system is a Little Red Wagon, the Qu-Pac is a Tesla So being a tech guy (in IT 3+ decades), as well as a semi-pro musician, it time to get my learning on with audio mixing… So I went looking for church sound system audio training, and came upon this site: https://www.churchsoundbootcamp.com/
Looks like it may be just the thing, but want to see if anyone here has used it (and opinions if they have) before I plunk down the ~$100 for the course. Or, if there’s another soundboard mixing training source I should look into, let me know!