Worker Realization Model: Team Culture Wrap-Up

Team Culture


As we bring this series to a close, I just want to encourage you on your journey. Building a team is one of the most challenging things we will do in ministry. Its harder than preaching, more difficult than praying, and requires more effort than even your largest event. But as challenging as it may be, every ounce of effort you put into creating your team culture will produce exponential results. This work is not in vain; your ministry and your volunteers will grow and be blessed as you utilize this process.

Before we move on, lets refresh our memory on the four steps of this model. (more…)

Becoming an Invisible Leader: What’s Your Leadership Legacy?

Invisible Leader


When you think about the legacy of your leadership, what do you consider to be success? Is it the size of your church or organization, or the individual lives you impact throughout your life?

NFL legend Tony Dungy once said his success was the result of every leader who invested in his life — from summer camp until the present, well after winning the Super Bowl.

Think about the legacy of their leadership! Tony Dungy has touched so many people’s lives, is a loving husband and father, as well as a respected coach and leader. The ones who invested in him probably didn’t know the reach he would have one day … but he’s now a part of their leadership legacy. And here’s the thing: Most people probably don’t even know them by name! (more…)

Worker Realization Model Step 4: Appreciation – Part Two

Appreciation part 2


Last week, we discussed the importance of showing appreciation. We learned why it matters as well as the message it sends. If you missed last week’s post, you can catch up here. This week, are going to lay out some practical tips and tricks for having a happy, healthy, and committed team by creating a culture of appreciation.

Every church and team has a different culture. When you are looking to appreciate your people, you need to find what works in your context. No matter your budget or your environment, however, there are six guidelines to keep in mind. Appreciation should be: (more…)