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

by John W. Wimberly Jr. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
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Aesop wrote: “After all is said and done, more is said than done.” After church consultant John Wimberly repeatedly collided with Aesop’s truism, he created this resource to help churches “harness the power of teams . . . for ministry.” The first chapter discusses ministry teams: why they work, biblical precedents, how team ministry affects the pastor and lay-leaders, and more. Chapter two addresses topics such as what personality types blend in a team and the most effective team-training perspective. Among other topics, chapter three speaks to the challenges of team ministry and how staff members can work as a team. Chapter four discusses congregational “dysfunctions” that impede effectiveness, such as lack of trust and accountability. Wimberly’s clear writing makes this brief resource highly accessible. It is appropriate for any Christian congregation considering team ministry and for those who want to improve the ministry teams they already have.