One of the first actions that Jesus took when He began His public ministry was to call together a team. He knew that fulfilling the mission that the Father gave Him included bringing others together as a team. This team assisted Him throughout His earthly ministry and was entrusted to carry it forward after He departed. I would say they were successful, how about you?
Building a team is essential for any minister who desires to have an impact on their community. Ministers who are planting new churches, opening outreach centers, establishing pastoral counseling centers or working as chaplains need to be skilled at team building. None of us should fall into the trap of thinking that we can go it alone.
A good team surrounds us with skills and abilities that we may not have or have enough of. They assist in reaching the vision that God has placed on our hearts, but they also need us to invest into their lives. Building a team is never a one way transaction. A healthy team is developed with intention and effort.
Team members need not be ordained ministers, but they should have skills and abilities that can help accomplish the goals at hand.
This month’s conference call is on the subject of team building. We will look at who should be on your team and why. We will develop an action plan to start the team building process.
Give some thought to who is on your team, what they bring to the table and how you are ministering to them in return.
Watch for the email containing the call details.
Chat with you soon,Dr. David M. Smuin President NCCChurch.org