Teamwork is a key part of Christian leadership. The skills and practices to be an effective and considerate team member and a wise and inclusive team leader need to be consciously cultivated. The team also needs to be formed through an intentional process. Some teams just happen, but it is more common for good teams to be shaped and formed by intentional processes of team development.
While researching teams in churches this week, I came across a free online resource written by Paul Beasley-Murray a well known Baptist pastor and academic in the UK. Paul is now the senior pastor of Chelmsford Baptist Church and has written a book on leading teams in larger churches. The book is made available through the TEAL Trust.