What do good partnerships look like?
Partnerships are built on trust and time. As we get to know each other we can develop deeper partnerships with one another. A good partnership focuses on the actions of Communicate, Coordinate, Cooperate and Collaborate. There are also practical questions below designed to facilitate discussions that will help us mature the partnership to the next level.
We build the relationship and share who you are and what you are doing. Listen to you and find out who you are and what you are doing. Our partnership is based on some kind of interaction. At this level the interaction is low commitment and trust is being established.
Tell us about yourself. What is your passion and purpose that God has given you?
How is your soul today?
What is going well for you?
How can I pray for you?
We look for common ground between your ministries and interests. We will work your ministry programming in tandem. Checking with our partners and making sure your event schedules do not overlap.
What is your ministry doing?
Do you have any events or strategies that we can be a part of?
Would you like to hear what our ministry is doing?
Would you like to join in what we are doing?
Do something together. At this level as trust has been growing and the commitment level is higher. We are looking for opportunity is to plan an event together. It is more of a one time basis hopefully looking towards doing more together.
What can we do together that we can’t do alone?
Where do you see common ground?
What need do you see in our community that we can help meet together?
What event or strategy can we develop to meet that need?
Working in partnership where our two organizations weave together to develop a larger strategy or project sharing resources of time, talent, training and treasure. At this level the partnership is hitting on all cylinders. There is high trust and high commitment to the cause. What are some long term strategies that we can work together to accomplish?
What ways can we partner together to meet the needs in our community?
What resources can we share to meet those needs?
What is our joint mission and vision that we will accomplish together?