[sword-devel] Ministry Volunteer Opportunities

Timmy tim.bze at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 14:27:35 EST 2020

I find OpenProject to be quite nice in tracking projects. Might be worth
looking into.

God bless,
Timmy Braun

On Fri, Nov 27, 2020, 12:21 Troy A. Griffitts <scribe at crosswire.org> wrote:

> 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?
> Troy
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