The Member Engagement team has created a system to follow-up with members who are seeking to connect more fully within the life of the church and reach out to those who may have become disengaged. In the last year, we have made significant upgrades to our computer system that allows for a more customizable approach to member outreach. We have also invested in training opportunities with our incredible staff, who are here to help you along the path of discipleship.
Approximate number of volunteers – 25
Jennette Montgomery, Katie McGarry, John Montgomery and Martha Kilbourne volunteer Monday mornings to record the attendance from the previous day’s services.
IMPROVING SANCTUARY WORSHIP
Some 48 million Americans have hearing loss in one or both ears, and as the population ages the number will increase. Lamar Drummonds has been researching a technology called “hearing loop” and its feasibility for our sanctuary. The technology is widely used in churches and auditoriums in Europe (even in taxis). With the support from the Hearing Loss Association of America and the American Academy of Audiology, the technology is slowly spreading throughout the U.S. This technology represents a huge step forward for people with hearing loss.
What is a hearing loop?
A hearing loop is a wire that circles a room and is connected to a sound system. The loop transmits the sound electromagnetically and is then picked up by the telecoil in the hearing aid or cochlear implant.
Why use a hearing loop?
- Cuts out unwanted background noise
- No need to use a receiver/headset (it’s inconspicuous)
- Sound goes directly into the hearing aid
- Can be used by anyone with a compatible hearing aid