I am not a naturally organised person. When I am organised, it means that I’ve really worked hard on it.
There are areas of my life that even now need some work and I’ll be the first to admit it! But I’m happy to say that I’ve been working hard for both the video team and my LifeGroup.
As I’ve slowly started implementing organisation into the team, it’s been easier to see not only the weakness of the team as a whole, but also the strengths.
Our biggest strength has always been passion. People who remain in a team for a long time have an amazing passion for video and/or church. This doesn’t start this way, but it can grow when you put your time and effort into it. However, We’ve recently discovered that communication was a area that definitely needed to be developed. It’s amazing how simple the answer can be to a multitude of problems. Not enough people for recording the service, or cables in the wrong place, people not knowing where to go or when to get there. Now that we’ve started getting organised in the way we schedule, and before each service, those problems have all but dissapeared.
How do we get organised?
In our team we have started getting together 15 minutes before each service. we have three key things to do before we start.
In any organisation, people need to know what they are going to do before they are expected to do it, this way they can prepare and have time to ask questions. Why should a team be any different? The leader can see who’s available, and place people according to their strengths, the team’s needs, and training purposes. They also have time to look for assistance if there aren’t enough people around to help out.
Praying before serving really gets you into the right heart and attitude. Even if you arrive thinking that you don’t really want to be there, or feel like there isn’t anything you can really do, praying will lift you up and bring you to a better place in your mind and spirit. When there is someone around you praying passionately and fervently for an amazing service and the chance to communicate God’s word to the world, how can you not be affected? Don’t underestimate the power of prayer, and certainly don’t forget the necessity.
Checking our equipment before a service is a basic principle, but one that we rarely left any considerable time for. It takes less than 2 minutes, but if you do it enough in advance you can easily see where the problems are and how they can be fixed. Why leave it to the last minute and run around like a headless chicken if something’s wrong?
In life we also should spend time preparing, and we can use the same three principles to help us get organise, just with a different name.
New Living Translation(©2007)
22But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.. (James 1:22-25)
- Pray to god to release me from those thoughts
- Become determined not to think that way again