Slack is an online tool that centralizes team communications, placing messages and files all in one place. Slack encourages team collaboration and is designed with the 21st century mobile office in mind.
Church leaders are taking their work on the road, into coffee houses, and other places outside the walls of the church. Many churches are also adding bi-vocational staff or virtual assistants to their team. Technological tools like Slack create a great opportunity to decentralize the church office.
How It Works
Slack is like a chatroom only for your staff team. It has three methods of communication:
- Channels. Channels are open conversations that anyone on the team can view or join. You can set up channels for certain projects, topics, or teams, and it provides a discussion board where your team can work together.
- Private channels. These are channels where only a few team members can participate through the invitation of the channel creator. This provides a group discussion designed for privacy to discuss sensitive issues or conversations that your entire staff does not need to see.