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Team-Building Your Church Online (Part 1)

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orchestra“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” - H.E. Luccock

When it comes to teams, church online is no different than church in a building. You need to have an effective team-building strategy.

  1. PRAY. Matthew 9:38, Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, bu
    t the workers are few.”
  2. MISSION. Cast vision. Be clear and consistent. Place mission at the forefront of every conversation, every meeting, and every decision.
  3. EQUIP. If you have been called to ministry leadership, God has already written your job description. Ephesians 4: 11-12 (ESV) “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
  4. RECOGNIZE. ALL people, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, or status play a role in God’s Kingdom-building plan. 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NIV) says, “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” Be a talent spotter. Our ethos should be: “Why not you?
  5. FIT. People do best when they can serve in their area of interest and strengths. Take the time to help people identify their unique gifts and talents and then find the right fit.
  6. TIME. Plan consistent time for team gatherings. Pray, plan, train, recognize achievements and have fun.
  7. REFLECT. Identify personal leadership barriers, for example, micro-managing or lack of self-care. Have mentors and accountable people in your life who can encourage and help you grow.
  8. PRAY.

Like most things in life, we are better together. This list was created in the collective company of three leader mastermind groups I host. Thank you friends from Ministry Labs 1, 2, & 3!!!

Look for Part 2 with tips, tricks, and practical applications on these steps coming soon!

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About Author

Angela Craig
Angela Craig

Angela Craig is the founder of Pursuit Church Live, the first social media church in the Assemblies of God fellowship. Angela has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and is a sought-after leadership coach and speaker, helping teams and organizations turn their online platforms into communities. She is also an adjunct professor NW University and a certified coach with Gallup Strengthsfinder, SLTA 360, and AGC. Angela has authored three books, “Online Jesus: A Guide to Community, Discipleship, and Care Online”, “Pivot Leadership: Small Steps – Big Change“ and “The Story of Leah: When life is not what you expected it to be“. She and her husband Mark, live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where outdoor activity and coffee are synonymous.

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