Month: November 2014

Building Your Team – Part 7

Jesus’ Example of Mentoring Jesus faced the task of changing the lives of people thousands of years after Him- and He succeeded. He did it without writing any book, building any schools, or founding any institutions. So if Jesus chose to deposit His legacy in people, we should learn His method and practice it as

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Building Your Team – Part 6

Last time, we took a look at a mentoring strategy as a simple, yet powerful, way to train your ministry team. So now let’s talk about how a good mentor gets the job done. THEY PAINT PICTURES The human mind thinks in pictures. We are visual people living in a visual age. Stories, analogies and

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Building Your Team – Part 5

Looking for a good plan for training your ministry leaders and workers? Many churches wrestle with this issue. After all, training takes time and our volunteers are already giving a lot, just to serve in their various assignments. How do you add training events and additional work to their already over-taxed schedules? Imagine a training

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Building Your Team – Part 4

Training or equipping our ministry teams is often the missing ingredient in our recruiting efforts. We need people to help us, but guiding them in how to help us takes some intentional effort, and it’s often the effort that doesn’t occur amidst the busyness of ministry life. So we just hope for the best. As

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