The "Before, During, and After" of Leading an Effective Meeting Part3: After
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Sunday, April 23 2006 19:00|
NOTE: This is a 3 part series on hosting effective meetings. Obviously, these principles will work anywhere, but I'm putting these ideas out there to help you host energizing men's ministry leadership team meetings.
At a weekly staff meeting, I asked a young woman who manages one of our programs to open our meeting in prayer. She prayed effectively. I said, "Now that we have done the work, let us discuss the details of how the work is going."
Conversely, I recently attended a men's ministry leadership team meeting which did not open with prayer. The meeting was predictably disjointed.
Prayer without preparation = presumption. The first two articles in this series focused on preparation-both before and during meetings. Without preparation we risk presuming upon God to reward us when we lack diligence.
For the glory of Christ and no other reason...