Sunday, November 05, 2006

Monthly Updates

Light speed is fast. Life speed can be faster, it seems. I can't believe it's been almost two weeks since I posted last. During these busy months, while I must blog less, I do want to share things that I find to be working. This is one of those things.

I'm always looking for better ways to communicate with my team members. Specifically, I've been trying to cut down on email traffic, with the hope that they will actually read what I do send. To that end, I've stolen an idea from Sovereign Grace Ministries and our church administrator, Corby Megorden: I'm sending out a monthly update email.

The monthly update is intended to give volunteers all they need to know to serve effectively in the next month. It also give me a forum to introduce new ideas to the whole group or to give instructions to specific groups of team members.

I have been pleasantly surprised by the response. I have had more discussions in the last four days about the content of this update than I have about almost any email that I send or idea that I introduce. While some people have questions, what encourages me most is that people are reading it and engaging with it.

You can dowload a copy of our montly update here, if you are interested in seeing the content. It's not beautiful (far from it), and it's not profound. But it seems to be working. Post a comment to let me know if you have any suggestions on how to improve it or make the most of it.

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