Microsites serve to support the MBC vision of reaching the 6 million people in Virginia, Maryland, and DC with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. We provide an opportunity for those who either cannot or will not attend one of our campuses to connect to a Sunday worship service regardless of location or time.
Our method of delivering the Gospel message through Microsites culminates in setting up a screen, projector, and sound system in remote locations in order to deliver the sermon experience. The advantage of this mobility is reaching deep into the places where the main campus, satellite campuses, or internet campus could never reach. Microsites also provide a contextual ministry opportunity – instead of waiting for forgotten, marginalized, and ignored people to come to us, we form host teams that go to them.
Microsites Located Near MBC Tysons
Microsites Located Near MBC Prince William
A typical Microsite volunteer team is comprised of the following:
LOCAL TEAM LEAD | The Local Team Lead is the person responsible for keeping the team organized, informed, and accountable. They communicate with their team members to develop the service agenda by coordinating service elements such as the sermon, prayer, and live music, after which the Local Team Lead produces a weekly report including prayer requests, impacts, salvations, stories, etc.
HOST LEAD | The Host Lead serves as the pastoral connection to the attendees. They are responsible for opening and closing announcements, accompanying fellow team members in praying with and caring for attendees, and leading people through a salvation prayer. And in the event the live stream is not functioning, the Host Lead must share a 10-minute devotional. This will help create a seamless connection from the main campus to the Microsite.
HOSPITALITY LEAD | The Hospitality Lead oversees a team of hospitality volunteers who serve the attendees, meeting their physical needs before their spiritual needs. They are responsible for planning and coordinating the refreshments, meals, and/or beverages for the service.
SITE DEVELOPMENT LEAD | The Site Development Lead is responsible for seeking out, securing, and managing the ramp-up of new Microsites. While praying for and helping to optimize the sites currently operating, they work with the Director of Microsites and the Pastor of Evangelistic Outreach to investigate new sites, initiate the Microsite proposal to the host facility, and formulate an agreement to begin setting up mobile services.
SITE TEAM MEMBER | The Site Team Member makes up the hands and feet of the Microsites ministry. They bring the mobile church service anywhere anytime to those who cannot attend a regular MBC campus service. The Site Team Member cares and prays for the attendees and handles the setting up of the technology that can bring the church service to the people in our region who do not yet know Christ.
OPERATIONS LEAD | The Operations Lead is responsible informing our church leadership of the wonderful developments of the Microsites ministry by collecting stories and metrics such as attendees, volunteers, and salvations from the different sites on a weekly basis.
TECHNICAL LEAD | The Technical Lead of each site is responsible for resolving the technology issues that interfere with bringing the church service experience to those who cannot attend one of our campuses. They also train others on how to set up and take down the mobile church service.
TECHNICAL TEAM LEAD | The Technical Team Lead works with the tech lead of each site to troubleshoot the equipment or internet issues during live or recorded Microsite services. They also coordinate with the Production department of McLean Bible Church to maintain the Microsites YouTube and Vimeo channels which deliver the mobile church service experience.
*It should be noted that many volunteers may be dual or triple-hatted into the positions described above. For example, a team lead could also serve at the same time as the host lead.
Morning Distribution or Afternoon Hand-Off
- Depending on your service time, arrange to get your equipment and bulletins
Arrive at your Microsite (About 1 hour prior to service)
- Be at your site early
- Set up the room/create the atmosphere
- Acknowledge and thank the host/owner of the facility (you can never do this enough)
- Pray as a team
Attendees Arrive (about 30 minutes prior to service)
- Greet each person as they arrive
- Talk and spend time with them
- Hospitality teams can serve the attendees a snack, meal, or drinks
Host (5 minutes prior to service)
- Welcomes everyone
- Begins worship livestream
EVERYONE worships together
- Be known for your worship to God, not your service to man
- Create a church culture of community and family
- Watch the service
- Help greet and usher people who are coming in during the message
Host Closes the Service with Prayer (offers the prayer of salvation)
- Prays for everyone
- Encourages people to invite someone
- Points out the team members who are available for prayer
Pack Up Site
- Be sure to leave your site clean
- Pack up the equipment correctly so that it is ready for the next team
- Drop off the equipment to the appropriate location
- Team Lead sends a report of numbers and stories
We are a team of leaders who are …
a. Be an example. People will look to you and how you live your life. Let them follow you as you follow Jesus.
b. Be ready. Equip yourself spiritually in so that you encourage others with learning.
c. Be active. Actively pursue growth in your personal walk with the Lord by reading the Word and attending service regularly.
d. Be accountable. We ask that you pursue accountability in your personal life.
a. Be informed. Stay in contact with your team lead or the MBC Microsites Lead. Be sure to communicate with each other.
b. Be attentive. Know who your attendees are – not only their name, but also their stories. This will help you better speak into their lives.
c. Be involved. Find out birthdates, interests, and what they need/want. Try to be a support to them when you can.
a. Be joyful. You create the atmosphere at your Microsite. Create opportunities for people to find the joy and peace of the Lord when they come to the Microsite.
b. Be creative. Create ways to engage people. It should be in the form of a pre-game like cornhole before service, a BBQ, or something else.
c. Be encouraging. Encourage those who are struggling to feel connected to others and encourage others to reach out and make people feel welcome.
a. Be personal. Personal stories and testimonies of how God has changed and impacted your life can be the best way to break down walls with people. Let them know that you are just as human as they are.
b. Be knowledgeable. You are speaking and teaching the Word of God to people. So, always strive to learn and be knowledgeable on what you are saying. If you don’t know the answer, feel free to turn to pastors for support.
c. Be interested. Ask about their lives and be interested in how they are growing and learning.