We’ve all been to meetings where nothing gets done. This is not time well spent. Thankfully, with just enough planning and intentionality, committee and team meetings can be productive. This article by Jim Merhaut offers practical suggestions. The suggestions, when implemented, will contribute to an effective meeting. The author is the Project Coordinator for Lifelong Faith Formation Services, and his advice includes spiritual sensitivity. There are suggestions, not only how to prepare for a meeting and create an agenda, but also how to incorporate spiritual formation and educational experiences into the meeting time. A meeting can be an experience where people leave feeling that they have contributed to the good of the congregation. These suggestions will help that happen.
Reviewed by Tim Shapiro