By Julie Rose, Ministry Specialist
As a ministry specialist with The Evangelical Catholic, I serve ministries remotely by coaching and training an on-the-ground Point Person who in turn trains people in that community to be disciple-makers. Coaching, training, mentoring, and praying—all online.
I never thought my skill set of ministering remotely would be something I’d one day have to coach every Point Person I work with to do. And yet here we are.
By now this method of ministering and mentoring comes more easily to me, but as I’ve been reflecting on what our Point People need to know, I’ve had visceral memories of my first couple months on the job. Setting up dozens of calls each week, working with competing schedules, troubleshooting various technology challenges, learning on the spot how to adjust in-person content to online. The list goes on.
I made a lot of mistakes (and you will too), but I’m hoping these four principles (game-changers for me!) will help you manage the learning curve.
otes or the guide you’re using to make you feel flustered and inattentive. Keep notes so you can pray for the person with more specificity, and so that you can follow up with what they shared during your next meeting.
Consider the following tips for preparing: