We entered into week two of our Trader projects this past Sunday night.
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As was commissioned last week, the project teams (small groups) selected a purpose: a charity, non-profit, mission, etc. They also selected their officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The project and all the players were put in place to hit the ground running this week!
This past Sunday, the goal was to put some nouns to the project! That’s right, nouns. The students broke into their small groups, attempting to organize people, places and things into an initial set-up plan. The obvious connections that came out of this phase was locking in on dates and smaller goals to be accomplished, in order to achieve their great project goals.
A lot of the conversation surrounded various types of promotion, from social media to newspapers, and of course the ever-popular church service announcement. Some of the groups made calls or invited some guests to come into their small groups, to cast vision and rally support. Some road blocks and potential landmines were discovered, leading the groups down an alternate pathway. (Three metaphors in one sentence, I’m on a roll!)
All in all, the students are embracing the Trader projects and there is strong potential that these Trader projects may reach more people than we had ever hoped. Stayed tuned for next week’s update!
In your own words, what is a Trader?