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Mobilizing congregations : how teams can motivate members and get things done / John W. Wimberly Jr.

By: Wimberly, John W., Jr [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]Description: v, 108 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781566997744; 1566997747; 9781566997362; 1566997364.Subject(s): Church management | Church committees | Teams in the workplace | Church polityDDC classification: 253
Contents:
Teams and committees: different in more than name -- Starting teams -- Creating a healthy team -- Congregations and conclusions.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-108).

Teams and committees: different in more than name -- Starting teams -- Creating a healthy team -- Congregations and conclusions.

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.

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