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TEAM MINISTRY

Each team ministry is unique. Consultation to Clergy seeks to foster mutual growth, expand team member’s appreciation of differing styles and gifts, deepen relationships and promote a unified vision for ministry among its participants. To accomplish this, CTC has developed a three year consultation process that involves both half-day retreats and two-hour consultation sessions. This process is appropriate for newly formed teams as well as established teams.

Format

The process includes an initial half-day retreat to determine the specific objectives for the year with two 2-hour follow up sessions at three to four month intervals.

Three-year Objectives

Year One Focus—

1.Understanding personality differences, work styles and relationship styles among the team members and how these affect the workplace

2.Staff goals, job descriptions and accountabilities

3.Life stories, goals and values of team participants

4.Communication style of team participants

Year Two Focus—

1.Spiritual history of team members, their sense of call and theology of ministry

2.History of the congregation, its system and challenges for its future

3.Personal dimensions of ministry to each other

4.Developing a mutual vision for ministry

5.Monitoring any emerging concerns or challenges

Year Three Focus—

1.Spirituality and leadership issues

2.Monitoring emerging concerns and challenges

3.Addressing job descriptions and accountability and how these may change over time

4.Long-range planning

Cost

The fees for this process are $750 per year for three years, plus travel and expenses as needed. This process is contracted through the Director of CTC by calling 206.623.9193 (Ext. 1)

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