All the tasks listed in the leadership skills section at TrainChurchLeaders.com have the potential of making us more effective leaders. I’m not sure I can identify the top, most needed, skill but team building ranks high on the list. God clearly indicates His intent for us to function as a team when He refers to the Church as a Body (1 Cor. 12). Certainly team building should be a primary role for leaders in the Church as a whole and among staff.
What Components are Essential to Team Building: . . . Continue reading Essential Team Building Components
Do you want to know how to build a team? Look at teaching in God’s Word about unity within the Body. Philippians 2 provides some essential components for team building. The first point, aligning with God’s purposes, comes from the “if … then” statement in verses 1-2. . . . Continue reading Team Building by Aligning with God’s Purposes
As a Church we want to see people serve together, to be on mission together. Leaders need to prepare or equip people (Eph. 4:11-12) which not only involves training on the specific ministry they’ll be doing but also helping them learn to work as a team.
We’ve been using Philippians 2 for some Essential Team Building Components. . . . Continue reading Team Building by Functioning Interdependently
In using Philippians 2 for some Essential Team Building Components, we’ve already noted that: 1) Teams must be in alignment with God’s purposes if we . . . 2) Team members must function interdependently, not . . . If we continue on in Philippians 2 to verses 5-8 we must add that: 3) Teams must exercise Christ-like character toward . . . Continue reading Team Building by Exercising Christ-like Character
When you look at ministry teams in your Church … Are they aligning with God’s purposes? Do they function interdependently? Are they exercising Christ-like character toward one another? If so, then they are ready to . . . Continue reading Team Building Leads to being on Mission Together
The Essential Team Building Components found in Philippians 2:1-11 align us with the basics of life in Christ. Verse 12 begins with “therefore” which suggests a link back to prior verses.
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. (Phil. 2:12-13)
To live out the basics on life in Christ in team building, we must pull on the power of God. . . . Continue reading Team Building Pulling on God’s Power