Occasionally someone will ask me the question “How do I help out with ____________ in the Network?” The blank space might be “the
Extravaganza”, or “with 3rdTuesday Conversations” or with “the Board of Directors.” Whatever it is, it is a great question that I always really appreciate being able to answer.
What I usually say is “we really try to focus on the gifts of the individuals. What do you think you bring to the table that would be a good fit for what our needs are.”
Sometimes we’re able to figure that out. Sometimes not right away.
Occasionally, there are tasks that need “doing” where we’re looking for folks “right away” and we seek out people with a particular set of gifts.
That’s what I’m looking for today.
The Network has two different display boards that we send out around the country to different synod assembly’s, youth gatherings, etc. The displays are set up to promote membership in the Network.
We are in need of an individual who would be willing to take on the responsibility of coordinating these display boards. What does this mean?
- Shove them in a closet or someplace similar when they aren’t out “on tour.”
- Pay attention to when they are needed somewhere.
- Ship them there (FedEx)
- Sometimes, set it up so that it goes from one event to the next, until it finally returns to you.
- Receive it when it comes back to you.
My best guess is that the total amount of time involved in coordinating this display is 2-4 hours a month. However, it is a vitally important task for the life and growth of the Network.
There are something like 130 people who share of their time and gifts to make this Network a reality. Our whole comm
unity is deeply grateful to all of these folks. Would you consider joining them?
For more information on this, you can visit our “volunteer opportunities” page on our web site, or call me directly at 612.564.2195. I’d love to talk with you more about it.
Networked in Christ,