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Church Staffing: The Easy Team vs. the Dream Team

There’s a mental shift each person in Dream Year has to make before they can see their dream become realized.

It’s to stop seeing their vision as a personal pet project and embrace it as a calling that involves other people. And not just any other people. The best people in your life.

In 1 Samuel 10:26, when Saul was appointed the first king of Israel, it says, “Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, accompanied by valiant men whose hearts God had touched.”

When you go after a dream, you need some valiant people around you. Your dream is not just for you. It’s for others. You just happened to get the invitation.

There are two kinds of teams you can attract: the easy team or the dream team.

The dream team requires a big ask. It requires you to think more highly of your dream and have the courage to invite them. It may require that they move. Change jobs. Make asks of other people. Invest money. But your team is a direct reflection of your dream. Who is surrounding you?  

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Ben Arment helps people launch great things. He’s the founder of Dream Year, The Whiteboard Sessions, and STORY in Chicago, and he also wrote a book called Church in the Making. He and his wife Ainsley live in Virginia Beach and have three cowboys, Wyatt, Dylan & Cody.