Leadership Skill: Team Building

As a leader one of your responsibilities is to steer the Body in following God's design and purposes for the Church. This is accomplished by modeling it in your own ministry, by structuring for it to happen, and by equipping others to align with God. Because of the way God designed the Church to function, leaders should seriously work at building a team mentality.

Biblical Basis for Team Building in Ministry:

Just as the varying parts of the human body need each other to best accomplish its work, so the Body of Christ needs to function interdependently, like a team. (Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:12-27). God so designed the Church that it "grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work" (Eph. 4:16).
By following God's design you will:
  • accomplish more than if working on one's own in terms of possibly both quantity and quality
  • have varying perspectives brought to the table that help one see more clearly
  • bring a sense of accountability to individuals that help them and the whole Body grow
  • affirm and encourage one another in their walk with God
Leaders, due to personality and background some of you might tend to want to go it alone. You may be either a more independent type or a perfectionist who is threatened by people wanting to do things a different way than what meets up to your standards. For others, you will tend to thrive on this kind of group endeavor. You are a people person or the type who looks more at the big picture. Regardless of your bent, you need to remember that God designed the church to operate this way.
Think About It:
How can you better line up with God's design without losing the uniqueness He built into you?

Learn More about Functioning as a Team in the Practicum:

The Practicum on this site runs the various responsibilities church leaders must assume through the grid of the basics of life in Christ. In doing so, we can learn much about what it takes to build a team mentality. Share This with Others:

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