Mobilise church members through projects

Andrew has posted some great advice on how to mobilise the church well through 'structured freedom'.

I particularly like two ideas:

  1. Offering both program and project roles for people in church. The program is the ongoing commitment, the project is the seasonal commitment.
  2. Providing a 'link person' and a 'project brief' to a team of church members running an event.
Often we can either control a project, or else kind of support if from afar, letting go of the reins almost entirely. The idea of providing a 'project brief' (the equivalent of a job description in the world of ministry programs) is very helpful.

But the other thing that is very important, is good 'face time' making sure the project leader actually, actually reads and understands the project brief.