I’ve been playing a little with Google Wave. It could really become a useful tool for ministry in the future. But it is not there yet. Google is trying to invent a better way to communicate with groups of people. If you have ever been in a long email conversation between multiple people, you can understand the potential benefit that Google Wave will provide. I think this will be a great tool for leadership teams to collaborate and share info throughout the day, even if you are in different locations. The main drawback is that there are not many people currently using it. If your friends and colleagues aren’t on it, then it doesn’t provide much benefit. It is also complicated to use in it’s present form.
Since the service is still in Beta, you have to be invited to use it. I have several invites that I can share, so leave me a comment if you are interested in trying this service out.
Here’s a simple description of how Google Wave works
If you want a more detailed understanding of Google Wave, check this video out.