You discuss attending the next Pride Parade in your city. Two important events to attend that month is the opening ceremony and last day/nights parade on the main city street. Other events are also organised throughout pride week.
There are also early bird individual or group tickets available at a 50% discount until the end of the month. Allowing you to attend all Pride Week events. Otherwise, you could purchase a ticket at the gate and door entrance at full price. The following questions might help you formulate your project idea in getting people to participate, join and organise.
Questions to Ask
- When is the event?
- How much are group tickets?
- What defines a group 2 to 4 or more people?
- How will the group organise travel logistics, accommodation, meals, registration?
- How will the group pay for this project idea?
- What are some funding sources or ideas to look at?
- Who will be in charge of organising the project idea?
The questions here tend to be about logistics, cost, funding, budgets, numbers and statistical information. Of course, other questions will arise in working out how to gather people together. Be aware that you might like to ask pastoral questions. For example, what does it mean to you to attend the pride parade? Is it a journey to go to a party or for another reason? Establishing those reasons etc. Whatever your questions and answers arrive at in this process, it is important to take note and document that process. To help document and report on at a later date.
In this exercise, you might view both scenarios (LGBT+Ministry & Pride Parade) with similarities or stark differences. This is just an example to view your project idea at different angles to enhance the project ideas. Ensuring that there is a clear focus and a common goal for everyone to arrive at. However you arrive at the outcome the most important thing to do and have an understanding of, is the process.
It is this process that is very important to help develop an evaluation and identify lessons learnt. It also helps with the accountability and reporting task if that needs to happen. Reporting about (budgets, evaluation, reflections, recommendations), will help map and improve your project. And get it into some type of framework and action plan. One of the failures is not knowing or understanding your process. People tend to expect instant results and not reflect upon what it took to get there.
Learning to process ideas enables you to move at a step by step format. Whereas a rushed project with no substance will make the project idea have no stability and longevity lacking accountability. That is why it is necessary to practice your observation skills analysing and understanding your ideas.
Now that we have our two scenarios let us look at the body and structure of these projects. And develop ideas to help you along the way in the building process of your projects. Therefore our future blog post will help us start to build and structure our project planning process. Setting up our road map to guide us to achieve our project idea.
Watch this space!
You’ve often wondered how to develop a project idea that seeks to build an LGBT+ inclusive community. A blueprint or guideline to bringing your LGBT+ project idea into some type of cohesive framework.
You have an idea to develop a ministry for LGBT+ people. Seeking to be an inclusive church and address sexuality issues. Sexuality and suicide is a critical issue facing the realities of the Church you attend.