Your team has an energy.
Over time, your church or organization will adopt this same energy.
What is energy? It’s a combination of intangibles like relational and organizational unity, momentum, support, morale, attitude and ultimately spirit.
Webster defines energy as: a usually positive spiritual force; vigorous exertion of power; a fundamental entity of nature that is transferred between parts of a system in the production of physical change within the system and usually regarded as the capacity for doing work; usable power.”
Energy is the real stuff of life God put in motion from the beginning.
Alright. So, what is Team Energy? It’s all the above either multiplied, subtracted or even divided by the energy of each team member.
Collectively, it’s the soul-condition of your organization.
Why does this matter? Two reasons.
#1 – Because people matter. Specifically, the health and well-being of your Lead Team matters to the Lord and should matter to you.
#2 – Because your vision matters. Your Team Energy will either be moving you collectively towards or away from fulfilling your unique vision.
For those of us trying to reach our communities with the Good News of Jesus, this is a big deal.
What does this have to do with your role as a pastor or especially as a lay-leader?
You are an Energy Manager. Wait. That’s not good enough and can often be counter-productive.
You are at your best as an Energy Multiplier.
(and so is your church!)
As an Energy Multiplier you should make it your goal to come alongside your Lead Team (fellow Pastoral Staff, Elders, Team Leaders, etc) to see that Team Energy is and remains at a high level.
This should be a shared role and goal and especially applies to the Team Energy of the Pastoral Staff.
Again, why does this matter?
Your vision is the reason and your church’s capacity to fulfill it will rise and fall with your Lead Team’s ability to model it and partner to move it forward.
And this takes ENERGY!
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