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7 Ways to Build Teams of Great Leaders (When You Feel Like Your Team Is Lacking)

7. Pray for More Leaders

I don’t say this lightly. Often I get criticized by people for not putting ‘prayer, God and scripture’ into every post. But if I did, every post would sound the same.

I’m trying to point out the non-obvious, not the obvious. And prayer, God and scripture should be the foundation of all you do as a Christian and as a church.

However, prayer deserves special mention when it comes to building the team that will carry you into the future.

I knew early on in the life of those little churches that if we were going to fully realize our mission, we needed a whole new set of skills and talents. Chief among them—musical talent.

And we didn’t have much.

So we started praying for guitarists and keyboardists and drummers, and amazingly, they started coming.

You may not get pro-musicians right away, but as we grew, we found more and more musically and creatively gifted people in the crowd and we moved them into leadership.

Now, I’m blown away by the talent we have.

Prayer was (and is) an essential ingredient.

Some leaders ignore the practical and focus on the spiritual. Others ignore the spiritual and focus on the practical.

The best leaders ignore neither.

If you don’t have enough leaders or the right leaders, make sure you pray for God to send more.

And then get to work with those you have.

Get Your Church Moving

In my Breaking 200 Without Breaking You online course, I spend two entire sessions helping leaders and their boards develop strategies for building better teams.

The course is designed to help the 85 percent of churches that never break the 200 attendance mark reach more people.

But I’m also hearing from mid-sized churches and even mega-churches that they find the course helpful in pushing past their barriers.

If you want to learn more about breaking the growth barriers that hold far too many churches back, click here.

What Do You Struggle With?

What do you struggle with when it comes to building and developing teams.

What’s helped you overcome those barriers?

This article originally appeared here.