Broadcast recently hosted a 'Building Big' training day where we invited Terry Virgo to share from his experience building and leading Newfrontiers about how we can build big churches and movements. In this episode of the podcast, we bring you the eighth of a series of excerpts from the day, where Terry talks about how we can get our leadership teams right.
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What Do You Do When the Team is Too Big?
- When Newfrontiers grew as a movement and he asked people to look after churches, Terry quickly gathered them into his team.
- But the team got too big to have effective national and international oversight.
- The people who were right to look after churches weren't necessarily the right people to oversee national strategy.
- He needed to cut back and appoint a smaller team.
- Often when you bring in a lot of people early in a movement or in a church you can end up clogging things up with people who are not right for the role they are now in.
- We shouldn't think of more conservatively minded people as enemies. They are with you but you need to win them over and convince them that God is in it.
- It is good to distinguish with people what we know, what is faith and what is risk.
- In some churches trustees can have inordinate authority. When first invited, trustees should have a clear idea what their realm of authority is.
- You want to have people's hearts but you don't want them to be 'yes-men'.