If the band is arranged and self-mixing (listening to each other, knowing when to play and when not to play) you won’t struggle with the mix as much. This is a major problem with many worship bands, those comprised of volunteers, who don’t play...
As the sound engineer, know your audience and the atmosphere you are in charge of creating. Also, when creating a mix, focus first on the vocals.
Even if you’d had good success with your DAWs stability up to this point, don’t assume it will always be flawless. At a minimum, you want a second ingest solution just to be safe.
The second phase of the install at the 43-year-old church was rolled out the week after Easter. The church transitioned from an Allen & Heath iLive system, to one that features a pair of dLive consoles.
Depending on your needs, a line-array loudspeaker system may suit your worship space best, but in some cases, so too could a point-source speaker system.
Give some serious thought to the real channel and bus count that you need now in your worship space and what you anticipate in the future.
If you're in the process of considering a new console purchase, you're probably thinking about ease of use for your volunteers. In truth, though, it's not worth agonizing over which console is the 'easiest.'