To do ministry God’s way, we must follow His design for the Body of Christ which includes interdependence. That’s what ministry teamwork is about. Doing ministry God’s way leads to the growth of the Body so it only makes sense that we intentionally work to enhance team building within our churches and ministries.
How to Enhance Team Building
When we make it our goal to get on page with God and please Him (Col. 1:10) rather than promoting personal agendas to please ourselves, we are better able to serve interdependently, as a team, with one another.
As we get to know, understand, and accept one another on the team (Rom. 15:7), we are better able to function from a place of true fellowship.
- Fellowship in Ministry Teams
- Leading From Your Strengths: Building Close-Knit Ministry Teams by John Trent, Eric Tooker, Rodney Cox
- Leading From Your Strengths 2: Building Intimacy In Your Small Group by John Trent, Eric Tooker, Rodney Cox
- The TEAMS Report: Thinking Style (to understand how each person thinks and the kind of contribution they would tend to make)
When we focus on who team members are, and not just on what they do, it helps us to be better able to deal with issues that arise “for out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matt. 12:34) and the heart “is the wellspring of life” (Prov. 4:23).
- Christ-like Boards, Committees, Ministry Teams: Team-Oriented
- Qualities Needed in Team Members
- Team Building by Aligning with God’s Purposes
- Team Building by Exercising Christ-like Character
- The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player by John C. Maxwell
The Benefits of Ministry Teamwork
As we become more and more of a true team, functioning interdependently with everyone doing their part, we tend to find ourselves getting beyond mere programming, planning projects, or accomplishing tasks. We focus on true ministry with fellow team members and those we serve.