1. Start with prayer. Prayer for your part, and your team’s part.
2. Next, ask yourself some questions in relation to your team including ways to make things better. Spend time thinking about your team's current strengths and weaknesses including ways to improve things.
• Are there conflicts between certain people that are creating divisions within the team? Are they a sin issue or personality issue?
• Do team members need to get to know one another better? Are you having regular team meetings including exercises to get to know each other? Do you encourage team members to spend time with each outside your ministry?
• Are there any team members that seem to be more self-focused versus team focused? Do people need to learn how to work together, instead of individually?
• Does poor communication slow the group's progress? How could you communicate better?
• Are some members resistant to change, and does this affect the group's ability to move forward? Why or why not?
• Do members of the group need a boost to their morale? Do they need encouragement? What have you done or are doing to help in this area? How are you letting them know how much you appreciate them?
3. So you start with prayer, and then focus on your team relationships, and finally making plans for the future. Depending on your team structure will affect your future plans. The more your team is involved in the planning, the more they will take ownership. If they take ownership, they become responsible and will add to the overall growth. In all ministries, its important to delegate, allowing others to use the gifts God has given them. Remember we are building HIS kingdom, not yours or your churches.
SO, 2015…what are your goals going to be for your ministry?
Kris Swiatocho, Director
www.TheSinglesNetwork.org Ministries, www.FromHisHands.com