Certified Church Owned®

What does “Certified Church Owned” Mean?

DEFINITION: Certified Church Owned production gear has been sourced from a single owner church and has never been toured or been used outdoors. It’s been kept in a climate controlled environment and used for only a few hours each week. Each piece is fully tested and approved by ChurchGear techs and comes with our exclusive 6 month warranty for churches. Never before has there been a more trustworthy option for churches to buy pre-owned production gear. 

1. The Lifecycle of the Gear

When you compare the wear and tear most used gear has, Certified Church Owned gear is just better. A lot better. Let’s compare the life cycle of a speaker owned by a touring company/musician and a speaker owned by a church.

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Conclusion

Bottom Line: In a two-month timeframe, Certified Church Owned production gear has been used less, has stayed in the same space, and has never seen an outdoor venue. In every metric, it’s just better than the typical used gear out there.

2. The “Tested & Approved” Process​

After comparing the backstory between used production gear and Certified Church Owned gear, you can already see why our gear is better. But we don’t stop there. Now let’s look at how used gear typically gets sold.

Exhibit A Typical Used Gear

After the touring season is over, the gear is tossed in a storage unit and thrown up on Reverb.

Exhibit B Certified Church Owned Gear

Every piece of gear we buy goes through our “Tested & Approved” process. Our gear gurus meticulously test every single piece of gear we get in. There is a reason we give our Certified Church Owned gear it’s own special seal. Gear has to earn this seal; we don’t certify every piece of gear we get in. Only gear that passes our process earns the Certified Church Owned seal. You’ll even see that gear guru’s signature on the tested & approved sticker.

Conclusion

Bottom Line: You know we test our gear.
With typical, used production gear, you’ll have to hope it still works.

3. The Super Safe Packaging

A casual used gear seller will probably ship you a broken item. It’s not their fault. Simply put, shipping production gear safely is not for the faint of heart. Speakers are heavy. Power amps have sides that can bend and break. Mixing boards need to be shipped on a palette with a Freight company. There are hundreds of minute details to shipping safely that can only be learned when you’ve been at it for 15 years.

Casual gear sellars are going to go to UPS and ask how they can ship their item to you. We walk to our shipping station, grab the perfect box from our giant wall of box sizes, and then we will wrap that gear up with our giant roll of bubble wrap mounted to the wall. We have protective corners for power amps and heavy duty styrofoam for bigger items.

Conclusion

Bottom Line: We’ve shipped every single category of gear 100 if not 1,000 times. In our early years, we had some packages go arry. Now that we’ve been doing this for 15 years, we know how to safely ship used gear better than anyone else in the world.

4. The 6-Month Warranty

A warranty on used gear? No one does that. No one, but us. Because we know our gear’s backstory is that of a lightly used piece and we have tested the gear, we can confidently warranty our gear.

If you buy gear from a random seller on eBay, you’ll have a battle getting the piece refunded if it is broken or arrives broken. That’s not the case with ChurchGear. Our entire mission is to make used gear dependable for churches and this 6-month warranty is just one more way we fulfill that mission.

Conclusion

Bottom Line: We’re the only place offering a 6 month warranty on used gear to churches. Buy gear from us with confidence.

Lets Review!

Here is a snapshot of why Certified Church Owned gear is more trustworthy than typical, used production gear.

🥳 Certified Church Owned Gear

  • Never Traveled

    Never Traveled

  • Never used outside

    Never used outside

  • Minimal Usage

    Minimal Usage

  • Tested & Approved

    Tested & Approved

  • 6-Month Warranty for Churches

    6-Month Warranty for Churches

  • Shipped by Experts

    Shipped by Experts

🧐 Typical Used Gear

  • Traveled & toured.

  • Used outside.

  • Heavy Usage.

  • Untested.

  • No Warranty.

  • Inexperienced shipping.

What is the Early Service?

How can I see each week’s new Certified Church Owned gear first?

A small group of people get to see our Certified Church Owned gear before anyone else every Monday at 8:45 AM central. We call this group the “Early Service”. You’ll have 48 hours to buy our best gear before it goes out into the world on our site, eBay and Reverb.

Conclusion

Bottom Line: Don’t compete with the entire world for the best gear. Our best pieces can sell within an hour when they hit eBay. Sign up for the Early Service today.

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What is "Certified Church Owned" Gear?

You can now purchase Certified Church Owned gear exclusively at churchgear.com. When a piece of gear receives our CCO badge it is a very special item. It is sourced from a single owner church. It’s gear that’s never toured or been used outdoors. It’s been kept in a climate controlled environment and used for only a few hours each week. Most pieces have received regular servicing by church tech directors. Each piece of CCO gear is fully tested and approved by ChurchGear techs and comes with our exclusive 6-month warranty for churches. Never before has there been a more trustworthy option for churches to buy pre-owned gear.

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