The process of taking on designing an online ministry for a church or nonprofit is this:
- Vision: Vision cast with the church. What is it they wish to accomplish? Write it down. Talk about it. Finalize it as this is the basis for training.
- Assess their technology know-how and set up a training schedule and time of release.
- Implement training schedule and time.
I am never the front wheel of the ministry, but always the back wheel. Ideally, the ministry should be taking initiative to take on more and more responsibility, always communicating with me if their ministry changes direction or vision. The training schedule is always based upon the initial vision. If that changes, so does the training.
Number four might be confusing. What does it mean to release a project?
It means, I am never part of the ministry. I am a third party coming in from the outside to help the church succeed in their vision. When training is done, I release the training wheels and close the project from any further involvement from me as a missionary. This is what I did recently.
A project has been released.
Won’t you pray for it today?