Is Your Ministry AIL-ing? 3 Keys to Forming Successful Teams
Gentlemen, we are running short on time to turn this thing around. Our nation is not what it use to be. It will take great men who understand great sacrifice to change the direction of our nation and our world.
Vision and strategy are necessary but impotent without the unity to see them through. We must commit as a unit, not out of obligation but out of Love for God and each other. Commit to the cause, as the strategy will undoubtedly change as we run together.
John 17:20-22 (NKJV)
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.
For you and I to form a solid team, to accomplish his mandate, we must sacrifice our individuality at some point and form a core for others to see and rally around.
3 things to focus on to help with what AILs your ministry team.
all men desire and need affirmation. Unfortunately because we don’t have many fathers [at home], men tend to seek out affirmation form their wives and it’s impossible [to get it from them]. True affirmation can only come from a man who has been where you are trying to go, a father. You will only respect that kind of affirming action.
We must understand the weight of this word. Your word must be your bond if a union is to be formed. When a person’s word cannot be relied on, the person cannot be relied on. You are no more than your word and your consistent ability to keep it. If you are on a team, commit first by word then by deed. Trust can be gained or lost by integrity. Influence is often determined by a man’s integrity as well. Be consistent in achieving your goal, first in word then in deed.
“Fame can come in a moment but greatness comes with longevity.” Be determined to enjoy your life and the works of your hands when you are older. Never settle for something that you can have now at the expense of your future. Money,beautiful women, fame, prestige, titles, they all pass away. But your legacy, good or bad, will live on in the minds of those who follow you.
This week I’ve visited with pastors who are challenged in their marriages in a huge way. My efforts are to get them back on track and give them a sounding board. Why? If we save that pastor, we save his church. Children of leaders are attempting suicide, violence, drugs, etc.
I visited with a minister that has no retirement after 30 years of ministry. When trying to transition out of his church, he was promised a severance pay for 1 year. It was cut after only 2 months. He built this church but at the end was left with no funds. I’m hearing these stories daily. Yet good men keep repeating this story because they take little action to change course.
We must be one. One in heart, mind, and purpose, if we are going to make a significant impact. The good of the team must outweigh the good of the individual in order for us to accomplish something great.
We all need someone who can watch our back, catch our blind spot. Who is watching out for you?
Pastors G.F. Watkins and his wife, Rose Watkins began PowerHouse Christian Center in 1996. PowerHouse has grown to over 3000 members, all focused on God‘s Vision… win the lost.
Pastor G.F. founded PowerHouse Christian Center as a spiritual son of the late Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, founder of Christian Men‘s Network. The concept of discipling men and birthing spiritual sons eventually led Pastor Watkins to develop the “G-Men Strategy”, a supernatural plan that provides a structure for the local church to retain the harvest of souls. The process of mentoring men has restored hundreds of marriages and brought the relationship between parent and child back to the standard that God set forth in His Word.
Pastor G.F. received “The Emerging Young Leader of the Year” award in 2002 from the National Coalition of Men’s Ministries.
He’s also a leader of the Genesis Team. Go to www.GenesisTeam.org for information on how to finish strong by taking action now.