What would happen if everyone on your board or committee accomplished three modest task between now and your next meeting? How encouraged would we be if everyone could share three specific things they took the time to do? It does not have to be anything huge. Leaders know it is helps if you only carry one crumb at a time.
The Red Brick Church deacons have a meeting in five days. I am going to send them a copy of this post. How they do will between those in the group, but I wonder what sort of difference it would make if each of our deacons accomplished three small tasks in the next five days.
Here are some ideas:
- Call someone from church and say that you missed them. It does not have to be New Years or Valentines Day. Follow Stevie’s script! (Though you don’t have to be quite so mushy).
- Spend 5 minutes praying on your knees about one specific item – – -5 solid minutes of prayer.
- Share 3 links from the church web site, or of a favorite sermon. (For our church this would be a good link to share).
- Carefully sort through meeting minutes and remind yourself what needs to be done.
- Read the book of 1 Timothy which I will be preaching on after Christmas. Maybe make it a goal to read the book 30 times between now and January. (See this post on how I got started as a spiritual leader).
- Memorize a verse. Here’s a simple system for Scripture memory that is powerful.
- Or you come up with an idea. Just do something intentional. Keep track. Share it to encourage others.
Eight or nine people will be in the room for our next deacons meeting. We’re going to go around the room and see what we have to share. And I am going to count writing this post as one of my three things.