I work almost exclusively with small country churches in the Midwest, and I haven't run into any that use anything more complex than CDs with their sound system. Where I am now in my ministry, it's convenient to just hand the sound man a soundtrack on CD (with the style of my chalk talks, playing through a single CD is all I need). There are a lot of churches that I work with that do not even have a CD player, and sometimes hauling out an old boom box will do the trick.
With the size churches I work in this is more than enough sound, but I would like to put speakers in my light system and mount a CD player to the back of the easel. Easy set up is important to me once I arrive at the church. Any recommendations or resources for small CD players with enough watts in the amp for a mid size speaker?