Step 4: Create discipleship

As you continue to engage and enable the whole community, you want other people in the organisation outside your committee to be engaged and empowered to act. To do that you need to communicate your vision and plan clearly. Informal and formal meetings together with posters and social media are an effective way to do this. If making decisions, you need to involve as many stakeholders as feasible using the principles of subsidiarity and engage them in options for possible action.

For example:

  • Invite neighbouring student leaders to experience the work you’ve undertaken in school,
  • Use social media to communicate aims, progress and the ‘wins’, and as a powerful invitation tool for the wider community to get involved,
  • Parish newsletters and local Diocese news can be a valuable way to showcase the bigger projects, collaborations and ‘wins’ along the way.