Connecting Ministries with DVR Video Streaming
Church of Highlands Inspires Multi-Campus Congregations with DVR Video

Church of the Highlands inspires more than 25,000 members every Sunday with contemporary, biblically-driven worship services that are alive with energy and creativity. Over the last 13 years, Church of the Highlands has expanded their ministry from its main campus based in Birmingham, Alabama, to 9 additional remote campuses throughout the state as well as an online ministry.

How Haivision Helped

Challenge
Since its founding in 2001, Church of the Highlands has experienced tremendous growth by building a number of new campus locations to better serve its community. In order to bring together different locations while fostering more engaging, intimate interactions, the church wanted to share the service at the main Birmingham campus (Grants Mill) and integrate it seamlessly with local campus services. Since fiber Internet was limited throughout Alabama, they needed a solution that could stream high quality video at a low bitrate using cable Internet.
Solution
Church of the Highlands found a solution with Haivision’s bandwidth efficient Connect DVR service. By using low cost Internet connections, the church can now send live and time-shifted HD video from the main campus to all of its nine remote campuses. With immediate playback capability, each location has the ability to integrate the video message and music from the main campus into their own services. The video stream also feeds into the online campus website and mobile apps for iPhone and Android, ensuring the community can watch from anywhere.
Result
Using Haivision Connect DVR, Church of the Highlands’ members feel more connected and engaged with the main message and experience from Grants Mill. They also benefit from the intimacy of interacting with their local church communities. Each location has the flexibility to keep their own pace and play the main campus message at the appropriate time during their service. The service is tailored and customized for each of the 10 locations, helping to bring the community together with unique experiences, under one message.
Haivision’s DVR solution gives us an easy and cost effective way to share our message, and engage and connect with members in all of our remote campuses.
Justin Firesheets, Production Manager