Dream Releasers who set the environment for doing church as a team must have one outstanding quality: security. Pastors and leaders, if you do not feel secure as a leader, you will find it virtually impossible to attract, develop or retain others. You cannot do church as a team while battling insecurity.
We know that the book of Timothy is a Pastoral epistle, which means a shepherding or coaching letter to young Timothy from Paul. This particular passage of scripture or Paul’s letter deals with guarding ones faith and trust in God because our trust in God can sometimes shy back, recuse itself, or become timid.
You have to make it as easy as possible for those leaders to start showing up. That’s why every healthy church culture works to provide an easy entrance into significant involvement.
Too often, only the well oriented and the veterans know the way. Doing church as a team opens the portals and lowers the threshold.
A dear pastor friend and I were talking over lunch one day. He was having trouble finding quality leaders in his church and he seemed on the verge of burnout from undertaking many of the ministry responsibilities himself.
“If I had a bigger church,” he observed, “there would be more leaders to choose from. But right now there just aren’t any!”
“Sure there are,” I replied “You just have to see them.”
Even if you can’t make it to Hawaii this Thursday, you’re invited to a special session of New Hope Oahu’s Doing Church as a Team Conference! Doing Church as a Team underscores that church numbers are insignificant when every individual is not involved. However, if the team members work together as one toward a single, clearly defined goal, anything is possible, and everyone shares in the joys and Read More
Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.