Many churches have an English service as well as a service in another language such as Spanish, Chinese, or Armenian. Yet, Sunday worship services are not the same every week. Sometimes there may be a guest minister or speaker from another state or even another country who will speak in only one language. This means they will speak at one service and thus leave out many members of the congregation.
For those special Sunday presentations, it’s important to include everyone by offering to combine the congregation and use both languages. This way, all parishioners are together to enjoy the special service. Of course, for everyone to understand the speaker, a translator is needed. The problem is how to offer a translation of the service into one language without disturbing the other congregation members who speak the other language.
There are several things to consider when deciding if translation is right for your house of worship, but if you have the need, an easy to install and cost effective option would be a device with multiple inputs that streams audio over wifi. A portable wifi sound system can be an excellent solution to ensure all congregants can hear the service clearly.
Translation devices for churches with built-in wifi send one-way audio to a user’s smart device. A translator can speak only to those parishioners who need to hear the service in another language, and since the parishioner is using earbuds it prevents distracting anyone nearby. Not only that, it’s portability means you can take the solution anywhere–with built-in wifi, anywhere really means anywhere you want to hold a service! This can be an incredible advantage for houses of worship that hold events like revivals, carnivals, outdoor movie screenings or river baptisms. Best of all, the entire congregation is together to enjoy the service and speaker wherever you are.
An audio solution that streams to your congregants smart device means the church doesn’t have to keep up with equipment upgrades or cleaning. It also allows the listener to do so discreetly. It’s like a very quiet PA system that allows your members to hear every word of the service, in their own language*, wherever they are. Further, offering translation at every service fosters a greater and continuing sense of belonging, and could lead to membership growth through its inclusive nature.
The AudioFetch Signature can connect with the wifi service already at the church, while the FetchExpress has built in wifi for endless service possibilities – without any wiring or bulky equipment. All the congregation members have to do is simply download the AudioFetch app to their smartphones and listen. It’s an economical and simple to install audio solution that could grow your congregation.
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*3rd party translation software or service required