Hopefully, by this time, you have embraced God’s call upon your life to be a spiritual adult instead of remaining immature forever. You also understood what spiritual success means. It’s worth pursuing for God’s glory. There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious in that sense. Last week, we talked about how you can see God’s dream for you right where you are. You just need to open your eyes and pay attention to God as He lays a burden in your heart. But what do you do when you have the seed of God’s dream or vision in your heart? You need to learn how to serve with a team instead of doing it all by yourself. How?
Five Principles for Building Teams
- Saturate the whole process with prayer. (Luke 6:12-13) – Forming a team requires wisdom and only God can give us wisdom. Even though it may sound like a cliché, it’s still vital that we saturate the team-building process with prayer.
- Think training, not perfection. (Mark 3:13-15) – When you are forming a team, it is tempting to find the best people. But often the best people bring their bad attitudes with them. It’s better to start with those who are willing to learn.
- Call people to a vision, not a job. (Matthew 4:18-20) – When we do not take the time to explain our vision, we will only attract workers, not potential leaders. But a clear vision will attract visionary leaders.
- Offer a challenge without lowering the cost. (Matthew 10:37-39) – Sometimes we want to communicate a very minimal challenge to attract more people. But the quality of people we eventually get will also be inferior. Don’t be afraid to raise the bar of expectation.
- Affirm each other’s working genius. (John 6:5-11) – We are all different. But we must find those roles and activities that give us the most joy, at least in the beginning. Later, the Lord will teach us about sacrifice. But, in the beginning, we must affirm each other’s work genius to form a good team.
- Central Idea: “God wants us to serve Him in teams.”
- Serving the Lord by yourself is not good for you or for others.
- Ask God to give you a team to fulfill His dream.
- What can a good team do that a solo person cannot do?
- Why is it difficult to work with teams sometimes?
- If God is giving you a dream, how would you go about forming a team?