Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Using your church web site for discipleship

February 6, 2009

One responsibility of being put onto the WOLCF’s leadership team is that I now have to use my ministry (web) to grow and disciple others within the church.  The control freak in me makes this a bit harder than it probably should be.  But I’ve been looking carefully at what operations in the maintenance of the site can be split into discrete areas for which others could take responsibility.

There are several important positives that result from this:

  1. others start having an investment in the church
  2. the workload is distributed more (my immediate responsibilities are reduced)
  3. we create opportunities to mentor and encourage others in their daily walk
  4. I can look a bit more strategically at what we can do with our site and the ministry in general
  5. we start getting more ideas on what we might do and where we could go with the site

I’ve also pulled in another church member to serve as a backup to me – someone else to have the “keys to the web kingdom” and have the understanding of what’s going on in case I’m unavailable.  In a professional shop these steps are automatic (depending on the size of the organization).  But the churches I’ve been part of have all been smaller and had their members all activitely involved in other areas. It still makes sense to grow and develop others within the church as this ultimately comes around to developing relationships and encouraging each other in Lord.  That is part of what you’re trying to do with your church web site, right?  I’m wondering how others are dividing up responsibilties on their sites, or not.