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Episode 036: The LCBC Team on Multi-Site Family Ministry

In this episode, I talk with the team at LCBC Church in Manheim, Pennsylvania. We talk about what Multi-Site Family Ministry, and what children’s and student programming look like at their various locations–from their largest campus of 6,000 to their smallest campus of a few hundred. The team walks through specific practices in their ministries and the roles they leverage to support them centrally.

The LCBC Team

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LCBC Church

Jason Sheaffer: Director of kidMinistry at LCBC

Sonja Waltman: Executive Director of Ministries

Chad Herman: Central Director of Student Ministry

Children & Youth Ministry Staff/Volunteer Survey

The results are in! Thanks to everyone who participated in the Children & Youth Ministry Staff/Volunteer Survey. Click here for highlights, a list of the prize winners, and a link to take the survey if you would like to add your church’s data and receive the full results.

Notes From This Episode

Volunteer Onboarding Process

  1. Give potential volunteer a tour
  2. Potential volunteer chooses an area where they are interested in serving
  3. Set up a time for them to observe and apprentice under an expert volunteer
  4. Application process and background check
  5. Attend orientation
  6. New volunteer is placed

Action Items

  1. If you are part of a multi-site family ministry, compare your church’s model to LCBC. Ask: What do you like more about what they do? What do you like more about what you do? Why do you do things this way?
  2. Talk with your team about how you can define roles in your ministry that will maximize content creation and relationship building
  3. Begin to create or refine your volunteer on boarding process for this year

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Next Episode: Tom Pounder

In the next episode, I talk with Tom Pounder. Tom is the Student Minister at New Life Christian Church, and also has his own podcast and blog, YM Sidekick. We talk about youth ministry, social media, the unique facility Tom’s church has, and how they are able to leverage it’s multi-purpose features for youth ministry.