Scriptures: 2.Timothy 2:2; Ephesians 4:16
A Team must Commit to the Processes in order to Ensure the desired Outcome.
Processes are part of a system, and God designed life to function in systems. Consider the universe, the human body, the various ecosystems… Systems show a function and a flow within many parts that work together. It makes sense then to Build the Church with an understanding of systems.
What is the Church? How should it function?
2.Timothy 2:2 says, "and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also” (ESV).
These faithful men were committed to the process and became part of a discipleship continuum: listening, learning, passing on what they had learned… Everyone has something they can pass on.
There are a lot of processes within organizations that are connected to functioning well. These processes are generally standardized so that everyone knows what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. This helps leaders and teams keep up with work flows and coordinate different parts of the assignments.
In additional to Functional Organizational Charts, there are also some other types of helpful organizational charts and systems that help teams visualize and understand the processes a team is committing to:
Communication Charts: who communicates directly with whom?
Reporting Charts: who reports to whom?
Discipleship Charts: who disciples whom?
Standard Operating Procedures
Approval Processes for Proposals, such as projects and budgets
Team/Project Management Systems
Since our teams are mostly “remote” and spread out around the world, we use our Team Management Platform like a virtual office. It helps facilitate our communication, collaboration, and project-work in one place. Our shared calendar helps us track our in-person and virtual meetings as well.
These processes all work together for the growth of the Body of Christ, His Church (Ephesians 4:16).
6 Main Responsibilities of a Team
Advance the Vision
Promote the Culture
Understand your Function
Commit to the Processes
Analyze & Report Results