Title

Leading ministry teams Part II Research on effective teams with implications for ministry team leadership

Publication Date

Fall 2009

Abstract

To date, the major research efforts on teams and teamwork are found solely in the publi catications of Larson and LaFasto (1989, 2001) as well as those of Katzenbach and Smith (1993, 2001 ). This article reviews their major findings and continued research in the last 20 years. Research on effective ministry teams in Christian ministry contexts shows a number of common elements that affirmed both Larson and LaFasto’s eight characteristics of effective teams and Katzenbach and Smith’s description of effective group fundamentals. Implications for church and parachurch min- istries are considered in light of the biblical and theological review in part I, as well as the two major research efforts reviewed in this part II.

Keywords

Group ministry; Leadership

Publication Title

Christian Education Journal

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

265

Last Page

281

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