10 Challenges for Your Ministry Team

Here are 10 specific challenges I would recommend you make to your team. Challenges to put in place and act out on a regular basis. These are based on the challenges we’ve instilled on our Catalyst team the last couple of years.

1. Authentic. Be Real. Human. approachable. Guard against hubris.

2. No sideways energy. Communicate. Focus. Guard against silos and wasted energy.

3. Stewardship. Each of us embracing and understanding our role in what we’ve been given and required to manage and uphold through the platform we’ve been given by God to steward. Not just the leader.

4. Expertise. see myself as an expert. Individual responsibility and organizational responsibility.

5. Receive what we create. Become our own customer. Guard against the mundane. If you don’t like the product you are creating, you have a problem.

6. Guard against cynicism. Behind the curtain we have to guard against this. Fight it at every turn. And call it out if we see it.

7. Excellence. We are the best in the world. Confidence not arrogance. Act like it. Maintain a standard. Guard against being lazy and pessimistic.

8. Serve one another. Jump in and help. Get it done mentality. Not just when the “lights are on” (sports reference), but all the time. Be willing to do whatever it takes.

9. Protect and maintain a “make it happen” culture. Guard against the phrase “it’s not my job.” and guard against creating clicks.

10. Get better every day. Guard against complacency. Make it your goal to constantly improve and take your game to the next level.

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Brad Lomenick

Brad Lomenick

In a nutshell, I’m an Oklahoma boy now residing in the South. I am a passionate follower of Christ, and have the privilege of leading and directing a movement of young leaders called Catalyst. We see our role as equipping, inspiring, and releasing the next generation of young Christian leaders, and do this through events, resources, consulting, content and connecting a community of like-minded Catalysts all over the world. I appreciate the chance to continually connect with and collaborate alongside leaders.

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RON M WEEKS — 05/18/13 1:34 pm

I would recommend a similar idea. 1. Start every day with 10 minutes of devotional thought. 2. Make a effort to stay in faith by doing devotions 6 of 7 days every week. 3. Demonstrate any act of faith or belief at least once a week in a different way then you did in the last month. 4. Share any scripture story you read in a way that welcomes others. 5. Never give up on you and your love of faith, and people you care about. 6. Laugh out loud, live in the moment of the next 15 minutes, Hug anyone. 7. Keep a family member in your prayers, who needs your thoughts. 8. Attend a different faith center at least once every 6 months. 9. Never forget God's love ever. 10. Eat well, rest when your tired, and play with energy so you can relax with joy at you efforts.

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