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Building the Lead Team

“The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.” by Knute Rockne

This is a quote that I have had on my desk top for the last couple of weeks.  I believe that this is a quote that I think that many church leaders really need to chew on for awhile.  Unfortunately I believe that many people see the pastor of the church as the paid player in the game and that he is the one to get everything done.  This is why I believe that so many churches are struggling to reach the people that are already attending their churches.  So I think that we need to get back to some basics, we need to work together as a team we need to delegate off to capable leaders to work together so that people would be able to feel loved and cared for in the body of Christ, the church.  We need to play the best players that God has provided to us as the church team.

Why do I say this?  I say this because Moses experienced the same thing and was given some amazing advice from his father in-law.

Exodus 18:19-21 (NLT) Now let me give you a word of advice, and may God be with you. You should continue to be the people’s representative before God, bringing him their questions to be decided. [20] You should tell them God’s decisions, teach them God’s laws and instructions, and show them how to conduct their lives. [21] But find some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as judges over groups of one thousand, one hundred, fifty, and ten.

The question that I have for you as a leader is: “What are you doing to prepare the men around you to shoulder the load for taking care of Gods people?”  We need to be able to identify the leaders that we have and get them into the game to get them into the place where they can lead more people in a growing relationship with Jesus.  How are you building the team?



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