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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