On the show today we are talking about multi-campus care ministry and I’m honored to have Liz Addington from Elevation Church. In the fall I had the privilege to go to Charlotte and meet with Liz. What we both thought would be a polite 1-hour meeting turned into a 5-hour hangout with a new friend.
In this podcast, you’re going to hear a fun-loving Liz who would cross the world for her daughter, an advocate for the marginalized, and someone who is passionate about her care team.
When I first went to Elevation I was kind of expecting to meet a team of people who had it all together, who were experts and serving out of expertise and I would learn so much from them.
And while much of this is true. The team at Elevation is highly skilled and are leading amazing ministries. But I was also so surprised at how similar it was to my rural church in Canada.
Like all of us, they struggle with limited resources to house people and support recovery. They have to be creative in building trust and intentional in nurturing partnerships.
I don’t know what I expected, but I certainly didn’t think it would be so familiar to my local church.
As you listen to Liz share about how she leads a multi-campus ministry I don’t want you to think, oh my my church is so much smaller, or has few resources. I want you to listen for the familiar, listen for the heart and the desire to serve. It doesn’t matter if you have a single campus or multiple campuses the care is the same. It’s creative, and it’s intentional.
HOW CAN YOU BUILD SOMETHING UP FROM THE GROUND UP IN A MULTI-CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT
Find out the goal of the team
Get clear on what your team goals are and ensure that they are biblically grounded. This will help direct your team on the right path and put Jesus at the center of your care.
Look out for care partners to work with
These can be non-profit organizations that can provide care outside the church’s abilities. Partnering enables the church to reach out to people in need beyond the church’s boundaries.
Work with a team of volunteers who prioritize care
Seeking out people who have a heart for care will ensure that your focus will stay grounded on what the church needs and make room for church members to share the care requests with ease.
Pray over your people
Once you have gathered a great team of individuals to work with, commit it to the Lord and keep reaching out to new individuals to join the volunteer team.
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