Creating a Team from Scratch

Creating a Team from Scratch
October 8, 2013 Gia Gary Moser

Teams are a powerful way to bring ministry to life!  Let’s build a team like we would bake a cake—from scratch. Consider these key ingredients…

3 c. flour  –  Pray without ceasing (the largest ingredient in the cake and its foundation!).  Ask God for His vision for the ministry…and dream big.  He does!

2 c. sugar   –   Cast the vision for the ministry team.  Include a purpose statement and the scriptural foundation.

1 c. butter or shortening   –   Formulate the team’s leadership needs and volunteer structure.  Answer the question, “What roles are needed in this ministry?”

1 c. milk   –   Extend a personal invitation.  Determine your “ask” options, remembering that the personal conversation born of relationship will be most effective.

4 eggs  –  Establish systems and processes so that the ministry is organized and the volunteer team supported.

3 tsp. baking powder  –  Develop training and team building opportunities, two vital ingredients that enable teams to “rise” to ministry challenges and triumph!

1 tsp. vanilla or favorite flavoring  – Remember that encouragement is the ingredient that grows teams – praise, affirmation, recognition, reflection, and coaching, to name a few.

You don’t need to be a gourmet chef to make this cake….. but if you bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, in a well-greased layer pan, you’ll like the results! Enjoy this treat…with your team!



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