With the sports season in full swing, you may be thinking that this is a sports post. Well, it is not. Look, I am a huge fan of all sports, and recently the importance of great teams got me thinking about the team that I serve with in the church. There are many characteristics that make up great sporting teams, but that is for another post. This post is about the team of youth leaders that you have assembled. This post is for your church staff. In my experience, great teams can be made up of these four characteristics.
- Great Teams Pray Together– This is the most important thing that your team can do together. If you do not have a time of prayer with your team, you need to start having one. This practice binds you together with you team like nothing else.
- Great Teams Meet Together– If you do not have regular meetings with your youth leaders or staff members, do not expect much to get done. It is that simple. Great teams meet regularly together. It is essential to stay on top of things and to plan for the future. Your youth leadership team needs a regular meeting. We choose to meet monthly with our student leaders and monthly with our small group leadership team. For church staffs, I recommend a weekly brief meeting. Find a time to meet and stick with it. By the way, usually, when you are not doing this practice, practice #1 on this list is not getting done as well.
- Great Teams Dream Together– I love getting together with youth leaders and dreaming. Our dreams may be something that cannot come into fruition for another couple of years, but I enjoy dreaming together with our team. Sometimes dreaming comes at conferences or seminars. Have time set aside where you can dream with your team. It motivates and inspires your team. It pumps your team up.
- Great Teams Fellowship Together– Be close to the team members that are serving with you. Get together for fun and fellowship. It is not healthy if the only time you speak to your team is business related stuff. Your team needs fellowship and friendship. Give it to them.
What characteristics make up the team that you currently serve on?