Mobilizing Congregations: How Teams Can Motivate Members and Get Things Done

by John W. Wimberly Jr. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.


This resource examines all aspects of ministry teams --- how they function, benefits, and challenges that can impede effectiveness, all of which combine to offer congregations insights on how to implement this organizational structure within their ministry.


challenges of team ministry, how staff members can work as a team, congregational dysfunctions, how team ministry affects the pastor and lay leaders

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Consider the benefits of restructuring to create ministry teams after reading chapter one about why and how they work, biblical precedents, and how it affects congregational leadership.
  • Improve existing ministry teams by reading chapter two's insights on what personality types blend in a team and the most effective team-training perspective.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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