Ask

Asking the people in your church or in your neighborhood or in your family about their ideas and their hopes provides you more than data. Those conversations generate engagement. The act of saying out loud something that’s been stirring in their head or their heart rearranges the board. No, the board was moving before, when you asked and when you listened.

A committee did a “big idea” exercise on Zoom using the annotation function and a screen shared whiteboard. The leader asked and we posted things we’ve thought about but not shared. Now we’ve shared them, things are different. Many of the ideas won’t get done (most), but they’re out there now and needing to be dealt with. That changes the game.

It just needs a leader to ask.

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