Word of Encouragement

From The Mentor Leader, by Tony Dungy: Chapter 7: Maximizing team performance.  “The culture you create permeates everything you touch.”  We do not often think of our family or our church as a team, but it might be healthy for us to do so.  What would happen in our family of the same child always got to decide where we were going to eat?  Or if the same child always won the battle?  Never got blamed?  In a very short time, the rest of the family would rebel, probably outwardly and often.  Yet many churches suffer the same disease, the same people always lead and seem to have their way.  Churches, families, teams need to create a culture where every person realizes their importance and value.  We do that by empowering and listening and being deliberate about sharing the load.