“Parents receive the pagers to take with them, giving them the assurance they will be notified if any problems with their children arise so they can respond immediately. It gives people a lot of security and peace of mind.” -Berta Pitzer, director of Christian education and congregational life
Lampstand Church is a presbyterian church in Decatur, Illinois with more than 350 members. Being an active church in the community with such a large ministry, Director of Christian Education and Congregational Life Berta Pitzer’s job is to ensure that the daily operations run smoothly.
Lampstand Church has been an LRS customer since 2008. They purchased their first paging system to equip their nursery staff with the right tools to provide a safe and secure environment for children while parents comfortably observe the service.
Guest Paging Systems
Lampstand Church gives parents the option to take their infants or small children into the sanctuary during service, or drop them off in the nursery before the service. For the parents who opted for the nursery, the issue of contact arose. The nursery is located approximately 75 feet from the sanctuary, making it difficult for the staff to alert parents if they needed to come tend to their children during the service. Further, there is a legal requirement that there must be one adult for every four small children. To avoid having staff leave the nursery and then having to search for parents in the large congregation, Pitzer decided that there needed to be a way to communicate with parents that wouldn’t endanger the children or disrupt the service experience. To continue reading…