Retro, I thought.
Digging a bit deeper I found a gem, and I’d challenge you to do the same.
EtherPad is a simple idea done well. It let’s you instantly (and yes, instantly) create a shared workspace and textual document that can be shared and edited by you and others in absolute real time.
You really have to just take it for a dry run (and try using the ChurchCrunch’s EtherPad Demo Pit!) and then begin to imagine the possibilities.
You could use it for your ministry team’s brainstorming sessions, live blog or collaboratively use it to live blog events and or ministry events, use it as a base of operation for small (or large) projects… ah, the sky is the limit here folks.
And the best thing about it is that the entry bar into user adoption is extremely low. Mind-numbingly obvious on what it’s used for and super simple to share, it makes Google Docs look almost too feature-heavy. Perhaps that’s why it was built by some ex-googlers…?