"Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care."- Theodore Roosevelt
That's been my biggest lesson as a leader in the church.
You can have the best programs, the best music, and the most education in your field... but if you don't show your team you care, your success will be short lived.
I'll be the first to admit I've had seasons of ministry where I've been so focused on "work", that I take for granted the people who invest their time and energy to help me do my job with excellence. It's funny, because as a worship leaders/pastors, our number one "job" is to love our people.
I definitely don't have all the answers, but what I do know is that your team will go with you to the ends of the earth if they believe you and believe IN you. You earn that trust by investing and showing them you care. Any effort, big or small, to show people you genuinely care about their lives, goes a long way in ministry.
For example- Team Nights have been a game changer at my church. We spend a couple hours eating a great meal, playing a game or two, and then have some time to cast vision and celebrate team members. It's something I wish I had done a long time ago.
If you haven't already, take that first step for to start investing in your team. Do SOMETHING. Love your people. It's the most important thing you can do as leader.
What are some ways you lead and invest in your own team? Leave some feedback in the comment section below!