Growing the Team
Just thought I'd share a little window into the daily workings of Team D (Discipleship) at NCC. I think growing the team is one of the most important responsibilities I have. Growing the team in terms of depth...not numerical strength.
I'm young at this leadership thing, but right now, I'm motivated by the following convictions:
1. Our most important job is to become leaders worth following. Thus, our primary responsibility is to lead ourselves well.
2. Spiritual growth is something we must pursue intentionally and strategically; we don't drift into it.
3. God is more concerned about the state of my heart and the growth of my character than in the state of my skills and the growth of my ministry.
4. Change of Pace + Change of Place = Change of Perspective (I've stolen this one from Mark Batterson)
Once a month, I try to get our team away from the office for a working retreat. Sometimes, we go all day. Sometimes, we go for a couple of hours. It's not perfect, and there are a lot of months we miss. But I'm making it a goal to be much more intentional about it. Here's just a sneak peak at what we did at our March offsite last week:
- Spent the first hour in prayer and study. I told our team to read the book of Titus and let the Holy Spirit encourage them and convict them through the book.
- Spent the next hour at lunch. Discussed Titus. I asked each team member to consider the responsibilities and expectations listed for leaders in Titus and to share the one they were currently struggling with the most. We heard an update from John Hasler on his trip to Berlin.
- Hour 3- I asked each team member, "Looking forward to the next two months...if you do nothing else, what three things must you do?" We pulled out the calendar and set goals and deadlines for upcoming events and projects. We brainstormed next steps for Garden to City resources.