Friday, October 19, 2007

Smart Growth!

The entire Communications Department stayed up all night to create 300 Smart Growth binders that had to be pushed off till the last minute because a good deal of the staff at the church apparently can't be bothered to check their emails. Or their voicemail. Or talk to their assistants. For up to two weeks. So the whole project ended up having to come together at the last minute at an all-night Collating Party at Kinko's. I'm really tired and I discovered I have to lead my session twice today because my listing was accidentally printed twice in the schedule, which I know because it was in those binders we stuffed all night.

This counts as posting. That is all.


At October 20, 2007 10:37 AM, Blogger Dubbahdee said...

Ummm...what is a "smart growth binder" and why is it so urgent?

At October 20, 2007 12:53 PM, Blogger Wyman said...

Our church has put on a conference to explain how church growth works, and how to take your men's/women's/children's/youth/
senior/media/counseling/whatever ministry to the next step. Because some things got off to the last minute - and by last minute, I mean the day before the conference, people were still providing new information/changing the schedule/rejecting graphic looks/etc. Therefore, putting together a 200-page binder became an overnight adventure.

The conference is finishing up now, and for all the lack of planning, seems to be going swimmingly. Except for this morning, when we forgot to tell the worship leader to come in and nobody noticed he wasn't there until the session started and he didn't walk on stage.

At October 20, 2007 3:13 PM, Blogger Assistant Village Idiot said...

The irony of all this happening for a Smart-Growth conference is quite delicious.

Session One - Keys to Smart Growth
I. Communication
A. Listen to what people tell you
i. read your emails
ii. listen to your voicemails
iii. listen to your assistants
B. Say what you want clearly
i. Proofread documents
ii. check with hearers for confirmation
iii. allow enough time for exchange


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