Working as a team brings more benefits than you'd imagine!
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Guest: Cyndee Ownbey, author of Rethinking Women’s Ministry: Biblical and Practical Tools for Cultivating a Flourishing Community; mentor to women’s ministry leaders through Women’s Ministry Toolbox
Introduction: Leading women’s ministry alone can be overwhelming, stressful, and lonely.
- Many women are worn out or stressed from leading ministry by themselves.
- It’s tempting to be a team of one, to want to be in control.
- Scripture points to working as a team.
- 1 Corinthians references different parts of the body
- A team of one is not God’s plan
- When running solo, we are keeping other women from serving
- Prayer is critical to success. Pray
- To discover which roles need to be filled
- For the team as a whole
- For those women to be placed in your path
- For each member you invite to serve
- That each invited woman be in prayer herself before she accepts the position
- Consider asking church staff for suggestions to help you find potential help outside your own acquaintances.
- Foster healthy ministry teams:
- Meet monthly for prayer, regardless of work load.
- Send out an agenda ahead of time.
- Develop relationships with members of the team.
- Show your team you appreciate them.
- What steps can you take to expand your women’s ministry team? Or to make it stronger?
- Is your women’s ministry prepared to include new women you do not yet personally know?
- Rethinking Women’s Ministry by Cyndee Ownbey (womensministrytoolbox.com)