Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. Proverbs 15:22
Anyone who’s ever worked in an office or participated in a group project knows how important it is to surround yourself with good people. Please note that I didn’t say you need the most intelligent or the most creative, or even the hardest working. Everyone has different strong points and amazing things can be accomplished with the right assortment of personalities. We wanted to pass along a little advice on people to consider and behaviors to mimic when choosing your digital ministry team.
Choose participants wisely. If you want your team to truly collaborate, be considerate about who you bring together for meetings. Make sure every prospective participant is clear about their role, responsibilities, and the time they’ll need to allot for your digital ministry.
Inform your collaborators why you chose them. This helps give your team members clarity on why they are part of a meeting. They may not immediately understand why you have called them in to share ideas, so remind them of why they are important to the success of the project and ministry.
Outline key objectives. Don’t leave anyone guessing. Be specific about what messaging you want to share and how you plan to communicate it–this can be via blog posts, social media pages, video recordings, etc.
Brainstorm quickly. When you have your team of collaborators assembled, jump in with ideas. Don’t overthink it or assign any constraints. Welcome all kinds of ideas. You never know who or what will inspire you.
Agree to disagree. When people come together to collaborate, not everyone will agree on every topic and that’s okay! It’s up to the Pastor or another church leader to make the call on what to pursue. The important thing is that your team members commit to collaborating fairly rather than agreeing on every point. Check in on progress. When you decide on a project or ministry initiative, take the steps to get it going. Make sure to schedule time to check in on how the project is progressing so you can adjust as needed.
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