Growing Together: Maximizing the Power of Team Ministry
Team ministry is more than assembling a paid or volunteer staff and calling them a team. Many pastors have done that and have discovered that calling a group of people staff did not change staff relationships or the church. Team ministry is more than preventing staff infection. Staff pastors who get along with each other may still not be effective. Real team ministry begins when the senior pastor becomes the leader he needs to be. He then leads his team into authentic relationships, helps them grow personally and vocationally so they can impact their church and community.
J. David Arnett
To be truly effective, ministry teams must possess the unity, mutuality, and interconnectedness of a well-functioning body.
While many pastors work hard to develop performance-based skills, relatively few are intentional about developing character. In fact, many simply do not know how.
J. Don George
The model mentor of the universe is Jesus. We would do well to consider His principles of mentoring.
What can a pastor do to defeat the destructive dynamics of personal insecurity? Consider these steps to overcoming this dark side of leadership.
Pastors and staff can climb to higher levels of relationship and performance by practicing these basic team-building principles.
Seeing ministry players mature into a finely tuned team that makes great plays and wins the big games is rewarding. Here is how to turn your future stars into real treasures.
Gary L. Mcintosh
Numerous problems may be encountered in team ministry. Consider these suggestions for minimizing conflict and helping pastors and their staff get along.
How can the smaller church effectively staff its ministry and develop effective teams when it relies on volunteers who might resign at the slightest whim?
Consider these principles to understanding the nature of staff changes and how to optimize even the difficult ones.
What are the characteristics of a profitable assistant? Here are 10 essential traits to look for when hiring supportive staff.
Mike Bonem And Roger Patterson
How understanding the paradoxes of second-chair leadership will help you thrive in your supportive ministry role.
While more women are being called to ministry and given positions of authority in the church, two broad areas of interest rise to the forefront.
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The Role and Care of Church Staff
Consider these common-sense reflections on pastor-staff dynamics.
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