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Leader Responsibilities: 3. Disciple the Individual & Team

Key Word: Development

Answers the question: What does the Team need in order to be successful?

Scriptures: Colossians 4:1(TPT); Acts 11:29

A Leader must disciple the individual and team toward success. Teaching and training are foundational to discipleship. Just as it’s the leader’s job to make final decisions before the team goes forward, the leader must also be available to provide help to the team in the form of coaching and teaching. Discipleship takes place inside the teams while they do the work of the ministry. Rather than creating a personal following, the leader directs individuals to follow the Lord.

In addition to other spiritual learning, discipleship must include training and development in how to Build the Church God’s Way. This might mean developing a skill, or learning how to follow the leading of the Spirit, or how to treat others in a Biblical way.

Something leaders and teams must beware of is volunteer mentality.

Once a volunteer commits to a team or function, they must be held to the same standard as anyone else. Why? Because this is discipleship, not just work. As we Build the Church we aren’t engaging in just work, but discipleship.


Watch the following teaching to learn more about the Leader's Responsibility to Disciple the Individual & Team (4 min 27 sec).


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Lesson 3: Disciple the Individual & Team


The 6 Main Responsibilities of a Leader

  1. Clearly Communicate Vision & Direction

  2. Assemble & Build Teams

  3. Disciple the Individual & Team (Make them better)

  4. Request Proposals from the Team

  5. Review Proposals with the Team

  6. Analyze Results & Reflect with the Team


Not all leader re created equal
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