[sword-devel] Ministry Volunteer Opportunities
Troy A. Griffitts
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Fri Nov 27 13:14:22 EST 2020
Dear fellow engineers,
I'd like to throw out an idea for discussion. A bit of background for
target use cases: I attend a rather large church, Scottsdale Bible
Church, https://scottsdalebible.com and was having a discussion with one
of the pastors about volunteer opportunities. He was expressing his
desire to get more people to volunteer for the ministries he oversees at
the church, and I was expressing to him my outsider perspective, that I
would like to contribute time volunteering in ministries at the church
but have absolutely no idea where there is a need.
Of course, like most of us would, I immediately began thinking of all
kinds of ideas to solve the problem: a basic portal where ministry leads
could login and post position descriptions, timeslots with needed counts
for each position. For volunteers, a hierarchical list view of
opportunities, or using some kind of topic/category tagging, and
alternatively, a calendar view of opportunities. Something where counts
would decrement to zero as people claimed responsibility for posted
opportunities, and a weekly report which might show opportunities which
were not filled the week prior, as maybe a metric for what opportunities
might be mentioned from the pulpit.
Anyway, those were my 15 minutes of thought from my discussion with one
of my pastors. I have done no research to see if such software exists,
or if other ministries might find it useful if it doesn't, and this is
my first attempt see if anyone has any thoughts or interest in a
providing a solution under our CrossWire banner.
What do you think?
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