Wednesday, October 21

Tag: ownership

Work Life

How can I create ownership in my team?

People sometimes ask me the question “how do I create ownership amongst people in my team or Connect group?”  Like any question there is never one single answer, but rather a network of things we can do. But let me focus on one thing : "Don’t just give away tasks, give away jobs” If in your team you have a task called ‘buying a bowl of apples for the information desk’ - you can give that as a task to someone.  This means it goes on a rosta and when it is my turn on the rosta I go and buy the apples.  I don’t necessarily own it, or own the purpose of the team, I simply help out by buying the apples. Whilst this is a good entry point for helping people begin to serve, what is much better for ownership is to give this as a job to one person. Now a person in the team has a job, it’s their
Personal Life

Remotivating your Ministry

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep." John 10:11 There comes the challenge to us all at different moments - what are we ministering for? Is it the people, or have we grown a little weary of this - has it now become the money, our identity, prestige, obligation, duty? Clearly ministry is about love for your people. So firstly you have to have 'your people' - its much harder to love and keep the motivation right when its somebody elses' people. Gather your own people, and continue to see them as yours. The last thing you do is step out of your role. It is very rare that ever needs to be done. It is possible to refresh your ministry and motivation on the go.  In fact we need to learn to do this so we are regularly adjusting and repairing and not s