Monday, February 18, 2008

How To Develop A Creative Team

It is said that ministry can be lonely. I say that it is only as lonely as you make it. Ministry done in a team environment can not only be productive but can be fun and highly creative. With the development of a creative team you can begin to reap the results without the loneliness.

In this post I want to give you some ideas on how to put together a creative team. In the second part I will give you some ideas of what to do with your creative team.

There are some dynamics that you will have to deal with as you begin to put together your creative team. Some of the dynamics might be: size of church, number of paid staff, number of volunteers, and type of ministry. No matter what the dynamics may be do not use any as your excuse not to have a creative team.

Let's look at some practical ways to develop your team and then in our next post we will deal with exactly what the creative team will be doing.

Mid to Large Size Church - Your team will more than likely be made up of your teaching team and/or staff. Depending on your size this could be made up of different people from the various departments in your church. It could be a mixture of your sr./lead pastor, children's, youth, worship, creative arts, young adults, etc. Potentially the people from this team should be creative and teach or be part of the elements that make up creative areas of your church.

Small to Mid Size Church - Your team on this size could be made up of the lead, youth and children's pastor's as well as your worship leader.

Just Beginning to Small Size Church - Your team may be made up of any of your core team that make up teaching areas of your church or are people who you see a creative edge in.

Departmental - As a department in your church don't let size or staff shake you in your quest to be creative. Put together a team of your core leader/volunteers.

How We Did It
At a previous church of 350 I was on staff at as the youth pastor in 2007, I didn't let not having a staff stand in the way of being creative. The children's pastor and I began meeting together on a weekly basis to create and brainstorm our messages and series. It was some of the most highly creative material I had ever put out.

Doing ministry as a team can can make your church a highly creative environments. Don't let anything stand in your way. Stand tuned to see some practical ways creativity can drive your team.

Let us hear from you: Do you have a creative team? Who makes up your team? List some practical examples. What's keeping your from having a creative team?

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