One of the great benefits of using a 'cloud based' platform like Google Apps is the ability to collaborate with our parish's wonderful steward/volunteers and ministry leaders via Google Docs. There are two important point to remember when sharing documents:
Here are the directions to share a Google Doc with a non-staff member:.
1) Click on the Share button.
2) in the Sharing settings window click on the Change... link.
4) Near the bottom of the window make sure that Access: Anyone (no sign-in required) is set to the option you desire: Can edit or Can view
5) Click Save.