Helping Joe Strong is the story of a Bahá'í who is frustrated by the ineffectiveness of the Local Spiritual Assembly on which he serves. Joe’s frustration leads him to contact a neighbouring Assembly that seems to function more effectively than his own. From the members of that Assembly Joe learns the secrets of their success and introduces to his own Assembly techniques of effective time management, goal setting, laying out well-defined agendas, and tracking everything from the minutiae of administration to large teaching projects. As the read follows Joe’s quest, s/he learns techniques and tips that can help the reader’s Assembly function more efficiently and effectively. Some of the things covered by the book include:
Planning a Local Assembly meeting
Checklists and community resource files
Personal consultation task forces
Complete with sample forms, agendas, checklists, and exercises, this book delivers a number of ideas to help bring Assemblies to new levels of effectiveness.