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

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

by John W. Wimberly, Jr.

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Overview

This is an in-depth look at the power teams bring to congregational work. Wimberly demonstrates that younger generations in particular are much happier working in a team, rather than a committee environment. Congregations using teams are able to mobilize members across generations for both short and long term tasks. After clarifying the differences between teams and committees, readers learn the important steps needed to set-up new teams. Leaders who simply create a team without attention to the formation process increase the likelihood of team failure. Using real-world examples and case studies, Wimberly addresses problems teams can expect to experience, as well as ways to resolve those issues. He highlights the surprising similarities between how teams and congregations function, both positively and negatively, providing keen insights from the business world and showing how they can be used to solve issues in congregations. Here readers will find both the theory and practice of making a successful transition to a congregation doing its work through highly motivated, efficient teams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566997362
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2015
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John W. Wimberly, Jr. is a consultant for the Congregational Consulting Group. He previously served as pastor of Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. He has used his unique combination of theological and business skills to help found both Miriam’s Kitchen for the Homeless and The Ethiopia Health Network and write The Business of the Church: The Uncomfortable Truth that Faithful Ministry Requires Effective Management, in addition to providing guidance for clergy and congregations.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One Teams and Committees: Different in More Than Name

Chapter Two Starting Teams

Chapter Three Creating Healthy Teams

Chapter Four Congregations and Conclusions

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