One of our team went home to be with the Lord last night. Jill had not even been on the team for very long. She was still a fairly new Christian. But she got connected almost immediately and became a part of our team and a part of our Champions Centre family. She was loved and she will be missed. And I thank God that I had the chance to know her and the opportunity to connect her to the team.
I can’t imagine if she hadn’t been on a team, if she had just attended church without really connecting with God’s people. She would have been lost in the crowd and no one would have known she was gone. Because she was connected, we knew her. Because she was connected, she enjoyed her life just a bit more. Because she was connected, our lives intersected for a while and we are better for knowing her.
Recruiting people on to a team is not about filling a spot or putting them to work to accomplish a goal. When you recruit people to the team, you are connecting them to life. Life that maybe they have never experienced before.
If you lead with heart, genuinely love and care for people, and realize that being connected is exactly what God intended for us all. Then building the team is easy. Open up your life to others and they will touch yours. Ask them to join your team.
“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13