Tag: Collaboration

The Desk

Last night, Chris Parker, the student pastor at Gateway wrote a blog post that totally inspired me and I knew that I had to write this post today.

When I first took the job at Gateway six years ago, a reference told me that one of the “negatives” about Gateway was the office space. There just wasn’t enough. Many years later, we’re an even larger staff with the same amount of space. About a year ago, a decision was made to radically transform the offices. The idea was to transition to a highly collaborative office space. The private offices on the perimeter of the building would be shared or even general office space for meetings and the cube farm in the middle would be divided up into larger working spaces with couches and tables.

I was one of those lucky few who had a private office. It wasn’t a big office, but I could close the door and be in my own world all day. However, when I heard about the transition, I put my finger on the largest space and said, “Can I have half of this room, I want to bring my entire team together?”

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Collaboration to the NEXT level!

So, I posted the other day that I’ve been watching a lot of TED talks through the TED app. It’s funny because I find myself in many conversations recently where I’ll say, “You know, I watched a TED talk recently that said…” If you’re looking to enrich your conversations with other people, by all means, you should watch/listen to some of these talks.

However, I listened to one on Saturday that has shaken me. The pure beauty of the innovation and thinking outside of the box both excites me and challenges me. It made me wish and pray for this kind of innovative thought for ministry. In this talk, Luis von Ahn explains how he’s leveraging the masses for incredibly massive collaborative projects, even when the masses have no idea how they are contributing.

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Doing ministry alone

I just had lunch with the Austin Kidmin Network. A year ago this group didn’t exist. Currently the group is up to 50 people, represented by about 15 churches. We’ve got a long way to go to connect other churches in...

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What matters now?

Henry Zonio, Amy Dolan and Matt Guevara put together a great resource called What Matters Now. It’s a collaborative project involving over 30 different leaders in the world of kidmin. It’s simply everyone’s...

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Registration card resource page

A little while earlier today I posted the new family registration card we’re using at Gateway. When I was having this designed, I asked kid’s pastors from all over to send in what they were using so I could gather...

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Collaboration: One Prayer

I’ve talked a lot about collaboration this year. It’s my favorite word. How do you collaborate? How are you collaborating right now? Does your church collaborate? Right now our church is doing One Prayer with nearly...

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