Leadership Lessons: Struggling to Develop a Team Mentality 2

The second in a series of four short lists on why a church may struggle to develop a team mentality.


2. Organisational Reasons

Relational poverty – no sense of fellowship or really knowing each other

All effort put into running high quality main meetings rather than into discipleship or team building 

Structures (or theology) are set up to give most responsibility to few people, encouraging passive receivers

Leaders or congregation not able to cope with participative or consultative leadership, hence no invitation to others to take initiative

Lack of capitalisation of team. Unwillingness to take resources from other places to make team work

Organisational structure set up to disenfranchise the majority

View that the leader retains a degree of detachment from the community as the elite, trained professional