Wednesday, August 30, 2006

In case I forget...

I really like to facilitate visioning meetings.

I'm good at keeping people on task and on time.

We had fun at a meeting tonight. People laughed, reflected, dreamed.

We left at a reasonable time after covenanting to be done at said time.

I left feeling more energized and excited about ministry than I had in a really, really long time.

I feel like we set some good groundwork for moving into budgeting and stewardship. Really.

I keep wondeirng if maybe someday I could do this facilitation on a broader spectrum. How much of the response is because they know me and trust me and how much of it is because I communicated enthusiasm and freshness? Would I have been able to do so without having known them for the past two years? Those parameters have not been necessarily true when I've done similar things in other settings, though I think they help.

While tomorrow's another day, I don't want to forget the rush that tonight brought.


jill said...

It is breathtaking when meetings come off like that! I recall the feeling, and feel energized, just reading your entry. Thanks for writing!

P.S. (an after-thought) said...

I'd guess it is at least 60% your skill at this. Our pastor is also good at this and I saw it right away even when she hardly knew us.

Questing Parson said...

Obviously,it's got a lot to do with you. If nothing else brought this it must be the trust they show you based on two years experience.