Module 5: Community Roles

A make-it or break-it factor for any group activity is team chemistry. Realize that the people in your mission team will be with you for the entire trip. It is important to be honest with one another about your emotions and skills relating to the trip. In your journal, answer the following questions:

What are my strengths and how can I use them? 

What are my weaknesses and how can I overcome them?

Do I have any strengths that are someone else’s weakness?

Do I have any weaknesses that are someone else’s strength?

As a group, make a list of tasks that you think are relevant to your mission experience. Individually, label the tasks as “I have never done this but would love to learn,” “I have done this and feel okay about doing it with a little help,” or “I can teach others how to do this.” There is a template below to help you get started.

After you are finished, compare your skills to the rest of your team. This should give you a better idea of who is comfortable doing which tasks.

TASK

I have never done this but would love to learn

I have done this and feel okay about doing it with a little help

I can teach others how to do this

Outdoor painting (like a building)

     

Indoor painting (like a wall or room)

     

Using a hammer

     

Leading or teaching songs

     

Washing windows

     

Cleaning a kitchen

     

Speaking in a worship service

     

Cleaning a bathroom

     

Serving food on a serving line

     

Washing and preparing fruits or vegetables (using a paring knife)

     

Washing dishes by hand

     

Using measuring cups to follow a recipe

     

Doing math to multiple a recipe

     

Making and packing sandwiches and other lunch foods

     

Pulling weeds, raking, and other light yard work

     

Using a shovel and wheelbarrow

     

Trimming bushes

     

Picking up garbage to clean up an outdoor area

     

Measuring with a tape measure

     

Playing with small groups of young children

     

Organizing games for young children

     

Using a staple gun

     

Sharing your faith story with a group

     

Sharing your personal story with someone

     

Using a washing machine and dryer to do laundry

     

Doing math to determine unit prices when grocery shopping for the group

     

Leading prayer

     

Leading a discussion of the Daily Text

     

Listening to someone’s problems

     

Praying one-on-one with someone

     

Offering counsel or guidance to someone who requests it

     

Setting a table for meals

     

Leading meal prayers

     

Being a good listener to someone who is homesick or lonely

     

Using power tools like a drill or saw

     

Carrying heavy items as a team

     

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