If I’ve learned nothing else from my years in ministry it is
that I need a team. Who you need around you varies depending on your own gifts
/ skills but I need someone (or people)
Worship leader: someone with musicality
who can lead the band, lead the congregation in song, choose songs and shape
them to into the overall worship gathering.
Pastoral help: someone with a heart for
people, who remembers people’s needs and pro-actively seeks to keep in contact
‘Sorter out’ of practical stuff: who
makes sure things don’t get forgotten and then gets the details sorted out.
Prayer partners: people who pray for me,
my preaching and leadership, who listen to what God might be saying to us as a
Social initiator: someone who will organise
social gatherings and be attentive to the need for us to have fun together as
well as do tasks.
Evangelists: who build relationships with
those who don’t yet know Christ and share Jesus with them.
This might make you wonder what I
do and or if I’m good at anything. But the reality is you never lead alone, you
always lead through team.