This week’s freebie is a little bit different than our normal Freebie Friday Download. It’s not cute. It’s not formatted. It’s not even complete.

This Google Doc is a brainstorming list from my church staff as of August 28, 2020. After opening our doors and then closing again when nearly half of our staff tested positive for COVID-19 (hear the full story here), our pastor challenged us to consider new and creative ways to do ministry in a social-distanced world, and this is the result. It’s a list of all of the ideas, resources, links, and thoughts we’ve come up with individually and as a staff on how to move forward this semester in light of COVID-19.

As a brainstorming page, it’s messy, it’s incomplete, and it’s unorganized. Some of these ideas have already turned into realities (marked green). Some will never be used. I hope this list helps you jumpstart a creative idea in your own ministry, and remember as you work to creatively serve your families…

  • Clarify (what problems are you trying to solve?)
  • Ideate (Brainstorm! Let the ideas flow and defer judgment until later)
  • Develop (Vote on or pick a favorite idea, then map out the steps and details)
  • Implement (Put the steps and details into action and bring your idea to life!)

Read more about the creative problem-solving process here!

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  1. […] Here’s a shared Google Doc that my church staff used to brainstorm creative ideas for social-distanced ministry for the semester ahead. Use it as a starting point, and get creative! […]

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