Scriptures: Exodus 31; Ephesians 4:11-16
A team submits proposals and executes them once they have gone through the organization’s approval process. It is not the Leader’s responsibility to do all of the thinking, or all of the work; team members should be a part of the thinking process and involved in the research and planning.
God’s wisdom flows through each team member, and since they are included and involved in the thinking, the team should channel a lot of ideas. The team is responsible for honing those ideas into proposals and then into implementable plans, according to the direction they received from their leader. Our teams use proposal templates to clarify ideas and provide their leaders with an orderly overview of a recommendation.
It is also the team’s responsibility to then commit to executing those proposals that are approved. Team members implement decisions and plans according to assigned tasks, action steps, and timelines.
Remember Exodus 31 and how God anointed team members to carry out the vision? Submitting and Executing Proposals is a great opportunity for the Holy Spirit to work in and through each team member as together they Build the Church.
A lot of the equipping comes in the doing.
Ephesians 4:11-16 NLT
11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.
12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the Church, the Body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. 15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His Body, the Church.
16 He makes the whole Body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole Body is healthy and growing and full of love.
Being a part of a team is important for personal growth and development because it can be the greatest place to practice all the great spiritual and practical truths we learn as working with others. This is where everything gets tested in real time. In teams, team members and leaders are engaged with each other and with God, and teams are engaged in doing the work of the ministry. By completing projects and tasks that are in line with the Organization’s objectives, team members are engaged in advancing the vision in many practical ways.
6 Main Responsibilities of a Team
Advance the Vision
Promote the Culture
Understand your Function
Commit to the Processes
Submit & Execute Proposals