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equipping as a leader in ministry. I hope the resources and tools I provide will be helpful to you as you seek to develop your leadership skills, and build teams. I'm sharing from my experiences and would love to learn what you've seen work as well. I love networking with other leaders, and I hope this site will help us get to know each other and share ideas so we can grow as leader.

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Why Org Charts?

Seems like a simple thing, doesn't it? Feels a little old school maybe? Putting your team structure into a document might feel like you are even trying to focus on the hierarchy in some ways. But there are so many advantages to creating an team organization chart. Let's talk about them.

1. First of all, do you even know all the names of everyone on your team, in your ministry area, or in your organization? When you walk down the hall, or have an all-staff meeting, or enter a room full of people do you know how some of the people serve? If you bump into someone and have time to chat, can you thank them for how committed they are to the security team, or on the first impression team, or to the community group they lead? I've found that by keeping an org chart updated I can keep names and faces on my mind so I can thank and encourage the people on my teams when I see them. I can remember to pray for them as well.

2.  Another reason I've found for keeping an updated org ch…

Leadership in a Word - TEAMS! Part 2

In the previous entry I offered some reasons why some leaders might choose to operate in a lone ranger fashion rather than on a team. However, any of those reasons can be overcome if the leader has a strong desire to work in teams. Is the desire lacking because you don’t even know the advantages of Team Ministry?
Let’s brainstorm on a few of the advantages for a leader, and even the ministry, if teams are utilized.

1. Teams utilize multiple gifts. Anytime a variety of gifts are combined then the more effective and successful the planning is for a ministry. 
2. Teams allow for more people to be involved in ministry and more people to be reached… no need to say more
3.  One person only has so many creative ideas, but multiple team members bring a never ending supply of ideas. In addition, teams that are always evolving and changing which encoourages fresh creativity and new ideas from different perspectives, generational views, cultures, backgrounds, etc.
4. Teams are fun! It is fun to exp…

Leadership in a Word - TEAMS!

Teams are the foundation of an effective leadership culture. Teams eliminate the lone ranger or Superman mentalities among staff.  No single person in your organization is equipped to handle every situation or make every decision and anyone who thinks she or he is causes a bottleneck to creativity and growth in the organization.  Jesus Christ was well equipped to do any aspect of ministry and yet he modeled team ministry throughout his three years of ministry. Why would we think we could be the best at leading ministry all alone if he didn't do it? 
For some leaders developing a team is the most challenging aspect of their job. Why is this? Let's look at a few common reasons: 
·Time - It takes time to recruit other leaders for a team – time that involves getting to know the individuals at a level that reveals their gifts, passions, personalities, strengths and weaknesses.
·Effort - It takes effort to allow the team members to buy into the vision, mission, and goals of the ministr…