Team Development

Team Development: Aim To Create A Welcome Space for Worship
By Ralph Hicks · January 17, 2018 • Each team should develop leaders within the group to help train and encourage. The people that you train today will be our leaders tomorrow.

Your Ministry’s Farm System: School Days
By Michael Edgar Myers · January 17, 2018 • In schools, there are some teacher-student relationships (can you say Paul and Timothy?) that result in teens feeling welcome and returning after college. What similar relationships are forged in your ministry?

Team Development: Asking Yourself, ‘Who Owns It?’
By Marcus Hammond · January 16, 2018 • Trust is as much about anticipating success as it is about accepting failure, as long as something is learned in the process.

Does Your Ministry Need To Have a Farm System?
By Michael Edgar Myers · January 15, 2018 • Where churches struggle – in the planting phase, and especially in the aging period – is that so much of the work is too often left done in too few hands.

Common Language, Common Ground: Improving Team Communication
By Adrian Gates · January 2, 2018 • Responsibility for communication falls to the leader, and often requires getting out of your comfort zone, to where one must attempt to speak in a language that is understood.

Team Development: The Afterburner – Mission Accomplished
By Stefan Svard · December 19, 2017 • If the clear understanding is that operating in afterburner mode all the time will burn up all the fuel – it is not an efficient way to do things. It is there for when you really need that quick boost to escape harm, with the expectation that one eventually return to normal operating mode.

From Production Director to Nonprofit: ‘It Was Time’
By Andres Caamano · December 6, 2017 • A few months ago, Digital Great Commission Ministries came to fruition, as David Leuschner began working with a series of churches on aspects of live production.

Five Methods for Making Better Team Decisions
By Len Wilson · November 22, 2017 • In a healthy collaborative environment, the role of individual team members becomes more about leading the discussion around a particular aspect of worship, such as music, rather than dictating what idea will become the final decision for worship.

Team Development: Plan for Failure to Achieve Success
By Mike Sokol · November 3, 2017 • The best way to grow as individuals and technicians on your church tech team is through trial and error.

Team Development: Creating Team Culture
By Megan Kelly · October 20, 2017 • Our goal as leaders is to help our team members be the best they can be. Creating that kind of culture stirs the heart of volunteers and breeds unity and teamwork.

Ensure Your Current Team Is As Healthy As Possible
By Justin Firesheets · October 16, 2017 • Before one starts assigning roles and tasks, take the time to invest individually in each member of one's team, to determine their respective strengths and weaknesses.

Team Development: Take the Time to Listen, Evaluate, Decide
By Mike Paschal · September 14, 2017 • If you begin making decisions based on a wavering vision and values, you will continue to make reactionary changes based solely on people’s opinions and not a vision.

Team Development: Continue to Develop Your Craft, Focus on What’s Important
By Nathan VonMinden · August 2, 2017 • When seeking for ways to help grow your team, be aware of certain "what not to do" pitfalls, beginning with expecting your team members to work on improving in their craft on their own.

Team Development: Dreamers, Thinkers Need Each Other
By Eric Bramlett · July 24, 2017 • The creative team needs time, energy and attention paid to both dreamers and thinkers, whereby projects often end up not having enough time devoted to both sides, and conflict that could be avoided arises.

The Cult of Personality: Saving Your Team from Yourself
By Adrian Gates · July 19, 2017 • While we are leading a team, it’s tempting to think we’ll always be leading it, but the truth is someday the Lord will move us on to the next assignment. On that day, we leave something behind. Will it be a legacy that can be built upon?

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Worship Facilities Magazine, November-December 2017
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