- Incorporate Scripture. The Word is powerful and should be used in your meetings to encourage people.
- Hand out vision more than tasks. Every meeting should carry a component of vision.
- Great leaders inspire vision and the completion of tasks. So impart vision, get out of the way, and let them run with it!
- Equip and empower them. Allow them the opportunities to personally handle challenging projects with accountability.
- Prayer. Close every meeting with prayer for points discussed and resolutions, asking for God’s continued direction.
- Take time to laugh, share, and enjoy being together.
Love And Uphold Lifehouse Culture
Build a healthy Lifehouse Dream Team culture that is based on Core Biblical Values, like building a healthy unified church.
The results—Numerical, spiritual, and relational growth such as:
- Team members attend Training opportunities.
- Successful transition of new team members onto the team.
- Consistent serving by team members.
- Well attended and dynamic huddles.
- Continual identification and development of leadership roles.
- Well attended Appreciation events. This reveals the relational health of the team.
- Manages all components of the Planning Center, including team rosters and assignments. Maintains schedules and handles any relevant administrative responsibilities for the team.
Planning Center is a great tool for scheduling your team. You can send scheduling requests and automated reminders weeks and months in advance using email or text. Team members can accept or decline each request to serve and the Planning Center tracks their responses for you! To integrate the Planning Center, take a brief tutorial at http://get.planningcenteronline.com. Then talk with your Area Coordinator who will guide you through the steps to ensure a smooth transition.
- Office Supports projects by: filing, organizing supplies, occasionally placing orders, or communication regarding planned events.
Connect with people, introduce potential members to the 3-steps to joining the Dream Team. Introducing them to the training tools. Recruiting can take place at Next Steps, Grow Course Express, and Dream Team training days.
Three Steps To Joining The Dream Team
- APPLY: Complete the Dream Team Application.
- CONNECT: Connect them to the Dream Team Coach.
- TRAIN: Introduce to the trainer and attend a training session.
Oversees Dream Team training by: guiding people through the training processes, teaching them the necessary skills, and releasing them to serve with confidence.
Increase leadership through training in the basics:
- Journalling — Hearing the voice of God on a daily basis will help individual team members stay close to God’s heart and purpose.
- Prayer — Pray for the Dream Team members, addressing specific personal needs.
- Show Appreciation — Express your appreciation by saying thank you and sharing notes or messages of encouragement. Share an appropriate scripture, prayer, or testimonies, and cast the vision.
- Encouragement — Encourage through saying well done and clear open communication.
- Hospitality — When time allows, connect with Dream Team members outside the context of serving, just for fun.
- Caring — Demonstrate God’s love in practical ways.
- Listening and speaking the truth in love.
- Observation and feedback:
- Inspect what you expect. Lay out expectations and implementation steps. Check their effectiveness—Do they serve in alignment with culture, core values, and expectations?
- Serve with your team. This helps you stay in touch with team and guest needs.
- Give feedback. Offer feedback in connection to their role, and correct promptly and personally.
- Correct the team when conflict arises. Issues should be prayerfully and personally addressed.
- Help team members address issues with individuals. Help them navigate resolution and be available to participate in the process.
- Give Dream Team members an open door of communication. But remember to set healthy boundaries, and kindly communicate those boundaries to your team. Emergencies are an exception.
How do we care? Simply, be aware of who and where people are at so we know how to help them grow.
The primary characteristics of relational leadership are:
- Inspiring — Love being part of building the vision of the church.
- Inclusive — Acknowledge diversity, allowing community and collaboration.
- Empowering — Build healthy leaders who can lead themselves and others.
- Excellence — Is an attitude not perfection. When things go wrong, be proactive in finding creative solutions and strategies.
- Character — Love God, people, excellence, and great attitudes.
- Process — Help people through the training process, huddles, and attendance.
Building relationally is so exciting! Just keep including, empowering, and encouraging. Keep listening, praying, and pointing them to Jesus. (Hebrews 12:2)
If a Coach is unsure how to care for a challenging team member, talk with the Area Coordinator. If an Area Coordinator is unsure how to handle the situation, talk with the Campus Pastor. There’s someone there to help.