Saturday, October 13, 2007

Shared Resources...

We have all heard the bad news: leadership failures, church splits, yada yada yada... Today I want to share some positive news. My good friend Rodney Thrift and I are sharing resources. I know that doesn't sound earth shattering, but the possibilites can be. At Crossway's website they are displaying the graphic for their current series: The Functional Family. What's exciting about that is that we are wrapping up that series up here at CHC this weekend. They are using graphics, banners and seed ideas from here and are adding custom dramas and reordering some of the messages to fit their context. Why not? Solomon said "there is no new thing under the sun(Ecclesiastes 1:9)". Our Creative Team here is praying about when & how to do "Inside & Outside the Box" that Crossway just finished. What growth and stewardship can happen when we share good ideas rather than hoard them? I'm grateful to Lifechurch.tv, Newspring, and others who are leading the way in sharing their materials.
So what about you other leaders out there (especially those connected to FDM)? What have you done lately that could be adapted and used by another ministry in our network? After all it is supposed to be a working net.

2 comments:

Billy Jennigns said...

Very well said my friend...just imagine how much more and greater things can be accomplished by working together.

crashsystems said...

Since you are on the topic of sharing, you might want to check out creativecommons.org. Its basically a way to license your materials the way you want, without bulky copyright law getting in the way of sharing.