You know those things on your to-do list that hang around for weeks (if not months)?
Yeah, I have a little nook (of Hell) that I reserve for those projects in “Things“, my to-do list organizer. It’s called the “Someday” focus area. One of those items is pictured below, entitled “Immersion Webcast Gathering Sketch“:
If you notice, it’s in the focus area called “Someday” because I think, “someday I’ll get to that.”
It’s been in there for four months. “Someday” has turned into “never-day”. Do you have any idea how agonizing it is to have something in your to-do list for four months? Very. I’ll stop at that.
Enter Web 2.0-conqueror, Brandon Donaldson. Brandon rattled off a beauty of a blog post on the very thing I needed, a “how to” on organizing a webcast gathering for online church services. We just started up a webcast at Immersion, the faith community I help lead. I’ve been wanting to mobilize college students, out-of-state viewers, former Immersionites and the like to watch the webcast is a setting that is right for them.
“War and Peace” it ain’t, but Tony lays out a practical method for starting an online church gathering:
Have you every thought about the ways that Church Online could bring community to your life? One exciting and simple way is hosting a Watch Party.Ã‚Â A Watch Party is when you invite some people over to your house, apartment, or flat to watch a church online experience with you.Ã‚Â Here are three simple steps to host your own watch party
Invite a few people over 30 minutes before the experience you will be watching – friends, co-workers, neighbors, or family.
Connect your computer to the TV/projector and to the sound system.Ã‚Â Setup a comfortable viewing area.Ã‚Â It might just be moving your computer to the right location.
Prepare some food and drink – Coffee, snacks, or maybe even have dinner together.
Sound easy?Ã‚Â It is. Then you can be prepared to talk about what you just experienced.Ã‚Â It is a great opportunity to use what God is doing at Church Online to build connections where you live.Ã‚Â Go for it! Ã¢â‚¬Â¦and tell us your experience.
Thanks Brandon! My GTD-flow and to-do list appreciate it! Here’s the item, checked off – SUCCESS!