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3/28/12 12:28 P

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That's great, Dee, thanks!


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For the 1st of the month will do a challenge

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3/28/12 1:06 A

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That's wonderful!

Would you like to do that as a member, or as a co-leader?

Do you know how to get notifications when a new member joins?

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3/20/12 7:35 A

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I think I could handle two things right now, CJ. I'd like to help welcome new members, and perhaps pass out goodies and encouragement? What do you think? emoticon

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3/20/12 12:57 A

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Dee - that would be wonderful to do a challenge! Thanks for the offer.

CATHOLICCORGI - thank you! Do you mean that you have 2 in mind right now you would like to do, or that you are thinking that you could do 2 things, but you're not sure which yet? It's probably super clear in your post, but I am very tired right now (its almost midnight here), so everything seems confusing to me, lol!

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3/19/12 2:44 P

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emoticon CJ! Let me see what is best for me to start out with... I feel interest towards two things, so let me see which is the right one.
I like to keep my eyes open for new members, so I know I would like to help you there. emoticon

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Cj if You want I do help and do a challenge or 2 for you

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Thank you for replying!
There is also another member (in addition to Father Bob) who is discerning if this is where God would like them to help out.

CATHOLICCORGI - a team leader position can be whatever you make of it. I imagine that there are probably as many different ways of being a team leader as there are leaders her on sparks!

It can be as big or as small as you make it.

Having more than one leader is helpful, because then when life gets busy (as it always does at different times), or someone is ill or what have you, the co-leader or leaders can take over for a bit.

Some things that I know that leaders may do include:

* welcoming new members to the team. There are different ways of doing this. Some make sure they get notifications when someone new joins (through the email notifications like when someone replies to a thread that you have posted on - I'm not sure, but I think members can choose to be notified when someone new joins as well). Some leaders leave a message on a new member's page, others like to give a small goodie (using their own goodie points, or the group's goodie points). Some leaders create a new thread each month for all new members, and welcome them 'en masse'. Other leaders send out an automated message of welcome. Or still others do a combination of these things.

* starting new threads - to keep interest in the group, some leaders like to start frequent threads about things they think the group would be interested in. Some of you do this already, which is great!

* 'organizing the group' - leaders have the ability to 'clean house' and move the forums around, begin new forums, change things up, make different topics 'sticky' topics which keeps certain subjects at the top of a forum, etc.

* planning and running challenges - thinking of an idea, letting the group know about it, setting start dates, and keeping interest going during the challenge, and then tabulating results, or finding a 'winner' and rewarding them in some way - goodie on their page, recognition in a team email, etc.

* for our team - prayers/novenas/other devotions etc. Related to the 'starting new threads' idea above

* giving out team goodies per month - I find I don't have time for this. Each team gets a certain amount of team goodies points per month, based on the number of members of the team. Not everyone can get a goodie, but I am sure that most if not all of the most active members would be able to get a small one (the 5-10 point ones). Alternately, some leaders will send out goodies to those members who used to be active, but are no longer.

* related to the goodie idea above, is recognizing a member's birthday or other important date in their lives (anniversaries, etc.).

I think that is all the ideas I can think of right now. I am sure there are more.

As you can see - it can be a huge job if someone wants it to be. However, welcoming a few members per week, starting a challenge once in a while, or posting an interesting topic once a week or so, does not take much time.

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3/17/12 11:14 P

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you could handle it and years no just be you

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3/17/12 9:48 A

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CJ, what exactly is it a "team leader" does? I'm still pretty new to SP, so I'm not familiar with all of the nuances ... yet! Guess that will take years to do, won't it? It IS a journey, isn't it! LOL! You burn out if you barge in...
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Yes I do pray everyday .. figure we need them I could do a challenge if you want and someone else could take something else on your list

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3/16/12 9:53 P

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DEE107, you already help! You PRAY! LOL!
Let's see where the Lord takes us... The HS is always so full of surprises!
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how great for you and Robert to help

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CJ, I am being shoved in this direction... yes, the HS does SHOVE me at times... I do know I cannot devote a lot of time until after Lent is over, but I would like to help. As I cannot help myself but go to this team every morning and check in, I can certainly help you in some way... Like Robert says, we ARE a team! If we break things up into manageable bites that we all can take turns doing, we can all grow in our spiritual walk and keep this team strong. God is using the members of this team for His glory and to spread the Gospel all over SP by our actions and love.
I am asking God to make me available, and He will give me the ability!
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Thank you!
I appreciate you saying that!

I respect the way you are up-front about setting limits. That is a great skill.
Hmmm...one duty.

*hurries to check the duties she listed*


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Thank you for your efforts CJ! They are truly appreciated. You are right, it should now all fall on you, there must be a team. I would be willing to help with one (but only one :-) ) duty - you just name it.

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thanks CJ

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Of course. We are all busy, and I know how much you do in your life already, for your parents and the rest of your family, for The Body of Christ, and here on sparks!

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thanks for understanding

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Thank you for considering it, Dee.
I know how busy you are with other teams, and leading, and things.

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I cant do it I am so so sorry .. I sleep on it and thought about it .. I just thought about how much I do now and realize there is no way I can do this at this time hugs

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Absolutely. Pray, sleep, etc. No rush.

The Lord will direct someone to the 'post' if He wishes.

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let me sleep on it

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Hello all!

My regular Critters will have noticed that I do not always get computer time to reply to threads, welcome new team members, think up and run challenges, or post as often as I would like.

As a busy mother of three teenagers (all of whom are active in music, sports, and drama); volunteer breastfeeding counsellor; an active music minister in my church; and full time educational assistant at a Catholic school, I do not see my busy-ness changing any time soon.

This is a mixed blessing!

With Jocelyn (IMMACULATEHEART) able to join us even less than I am, I am wondering if there are any team members who would be interested in becoming a co-leader with me.

Duties are never mandatory, and we all keep things volunteer-sized.

Possible duties may include (but feel free to add your own):

* welcoming new members with a message on their page or with a goodie (some of you do this now, which I appreciate a great deal!)
* replying to threads and answering questions newcomers may have (many of you do this now, which I also appreciate!)
* thinking of, and then planning, and carrying out challenges, both spiritual and physical
* helping to plan and carry out rosary novenas or other devotions

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if you feel you may be able to take on a duty or two (or 5, lol!).

Thank you so much!

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