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Get His methods, answers, and more for team-building challenges most leaders encounter:
- How do you motivate people to serve selflessly?
- How do you equip people to be new leaders?
- How do you "let go" as a leader?
Through personal observations, step-by-step instructions, and simple how-to applications of Jesus' leadership principles, The Team That Jesus Built equips laywomen-regardless of church location, denomination, size-to cultivate leadership skills and create teams for the glory of God.
Based on the author's experience building the women's ministry at Saddleback Church, California, under the leadership of pastor Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven Life), Thompson provides ministry leaders with tools, direction, guidance, and encouragement to build teams that equip leaders to build teams.
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Vendor: New Hope Publishers
Publication Date: 2011
Dave and Janet have four married children and love being Grammie and Grampa to ten beautiful grandchildren. They make their home in Lake Forest, California.
Janet Thompson, founder of Saddleback Church's Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry, has established herself as a qualified author, with a MA in Christian Leadership and an MBA. After authoring numerous books, she now takes a serious look at female leadership and team building. Written for female leaders, Thompson's The Team that Jesus Built delves into team development, while exposing problems and proposing solutions.
Reminding her readers that any team is always God's possession and never theirs, Thompson reveals a formula for team development that centers on Jesus' attitude and strategy in choosing his disciples. By studying Jesus' interaction with his followers, Thompson teaches that a well built team never comes from a leader caught up in self glory. Instead, a leader garners team success in displaying strong spirituality and godly motives.
Thompson reaches out to women leaders through personal experience. She shares her struggles and victories as she shows readers how to be successful, godly leaders. Although The Team that Jesus Built seems, at times, categorized and organized to the point of confusion, it's an essential tool for any woman hoping to lead her team, whether big or small, as Jesus led his. Angelina Burkholder, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Deb Darnofall5 Stars Out Of 5The Team That Jesus BuiltJanuary 22, 2015Deb DarnofallI rely upon this book as my "go-to" resource guide for organizing our Women's Ministry. Highly recommend it!
Erin Whatever GirlsSpokane, WAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5"The Team That Jesus Built" a must read for women in ministry leadershipJanuary 8, 2015Erin Whatever GirlsSpokane, WAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleIf you are a woman in ministry leadership I highly recommend "The Team That Jesus Built" written by my friend Janet Thompson. I asked Janet if this book is specific for traditional "women's ministry" and she said no, definitely not. The title in itself tells you it's a great book, but the content is excellent, too.
Cindi McMenaminSan Marcos, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Just What I Needed to Read!August 17, 2011Cindi McMenaminSan Marcos, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I meant to just thumb through this book when I first saw it, but the introduction grabbed me and I couldn't put it down.
Even though I've been in ministry for more than 20 years, this book inspired me to keep pressing on, but more importantly, reminded me of the reason I do what I do...to serve the Lord.
If you haven't yet built a team, this book won't make you feel discouraged for not having done so, but inspired to do it in the way that Jesus did!
Thanks, Janet, for encouraging my heart and reminding me, through this book, of the tremendous privilege of leading people.
Kathy HowardAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Must-have for every women's ministry leaderJuly 19, 2011Kathy HowardAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In "The Team that Jesus Built," Janet shares her experience and wisdom in an easy-to-read and practical format. Whether you are "building" from scratch, "remodeling," or simply "refurbishing" your women's ministry you will find helpful and insightful direction. This book is packed with "how-to's" that really do help, usable charts, forms, and case studies. Here are just a few of the areas Janet covers: Mission statements and goal setting; Job descriptions; Team recruiting and training; Conflict resolution; Accountability and spiritual growth; and Ministry area evaluation and planning. Every women's ministry leader and her team will benefit from The Team that Jesus Built.