2. Make Mistakes
This lesson delves into the critical importance of having a clear vision in ministry and the value of making mistakes as part of the growth and learning process. Inspired by the practices at Click Mail, these insights are valuable for any ministry seeking to make a significant impact.
- The Importance of Vision:
- Vision is the first thing discussed with new interns at Click Mail, emphasizing its centrality.
- A ministry’s vision should be communicated constantly to guide efforts and ensure alignment.
- Click Mail’s vision: To help reach more people effectively without causing burnout, ensuring volunteers and financial resources are utilized efficiently.
- The Value of Making Mistakes:
- Making mistakes is seen as essential for growth and innovation.
- A study cited suggests that many people regret not taking more risks towards the end of their lives, indicating the importance of striving for potential despite the fear of failure.
- In Christian ministries, there’s a fear of making mistakes, but embracing errors can lead to faster learning and improvement.
- Click Mail encourages making mistakes quickly to find successful strategies sooner.
- Embrace and communicate your vision: Ensure every member of your ministry understands the vision and their role in achieving it.
- Create a culture of innovation: Encourage team members to take calculated risks and innovate, understanding that mistakes are part of the process.
- Analyze and learn from mistakes: Regularly review what didn’t work to refine strategies and approaches.