When NASA prepares for a shuttle launch, there are certain steps that are a given. There is a sequence to what they do. When anything unexpected happens during the launch preparation (mechanical issues, weather change, etc.) it isn’t unusual for NASA to restart the sequence.
In much the same way, when you’re preparing for a small group launch (for example, a church-wide campaign) you need to pay close attention to the sequence. There are a number of critical steps that determine success. Each step, each part of the sequence is important. And a missed step can seriously damage the impact of the launch. Here are a few that require special attention:
- HOST recruitment
- Series promotion
- HOST orientation
- HOSTs filling their own groups
- Promotion of the next curriculum
In my next few posts I’ll be taking a look at each of these critical parts of the sequence. To begin, here’s my article on Host Recruitment and the Launch Sequence.