January 11, 2014

Too many features

Posted in better disciples at 8:19 PM by alexlozada

Whether in software or in instituational church programming, there is such a thing as too much. Evernote CEO Phil Libin admits that growth both in users and features led to rush-to-market = bugs+ declining quality -lowered user experience . The same is true of megachurches, small churches, and every size in between = trying to add too many programs to please as many people as possible … eventually doing fewer and fewer things well.

January 5, 2014

Communication and learning styles

Posted in culture, servant-leader, tech at 9:53 AM by alexlozada

This IBM report is a long, sometimes dense report, but potentially useful for church small group and ministry team leaders. Page 16’s table on Generations (Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials) and preferred communications styles can help small group leaders know how to make better (more likely to be read and responded) contact between meeting times. Our church staff is often frustrated by the lack of read-and-respond to our emails, and recognizing that Traditionalists and Millennials are less likely to use email might help us use multiple means to contact them.  Communication, especially when not in-person, has long been a struggle in the church, as the Apostle Paul can attest 🙂