Help Improve Your Team – Proverbs 27

Help Improve Your Team – Proverbs 27

Help Improve Your Team – Proverbs 27

Being a leader can be an enormous challenge and a huge privilege all at once. One of the biggest blessings you have as a leader/ parent/ teacher is getting to watch those you lead grow. There is so much joy to be found as you get to watch them discover their talents, their passions and pursue their dreams. Below is an encouraging word for ministry leaders, pastors and volunteer leaders on how we can apply this simple scripture to help improve your team!

Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in, the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field. You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants. (Prov 27:23-Prov 27:27 NIV )

A Few Things we can learn:

  • God’s greatest treasure he’s given us in the ministry we work in is not the donors, the assets or the events. The greatest treasure are the people He’s entrusted us with. Think of your team this morning and allow God to show you how they are treasure that He’s entrusted you with. Take a few minutes to pray over them. Prayer is a powerful way to help improve your team!
  • Take an honest assessment of your “flock”. Who’s on your team and how are they really doing? Do you sense any conflict, strife or dissension? Are people dealing with secret sin and things that they need help and encouragement from you to help find freedom? An honest assessment is another way to help improve your team.
  • How can you add value to your team today? How can you add value to them this week? Realize that the more you tend to them, care for them and strengthen them the stronger you will be in the end. I love the last verse. Take care of those you lead, then in return you end up being blessed by actually receiving great things from them as well.

That leads to the final question I want to challenge you with…

  •  What can you receive/ learn from your team today? One of the greatest ways to help improve your team is to be a humble leader that is always learning from those you lead!

Having an amazing team, family or ministry is not an overnight process. It takes time and consistent effort on the part of the leader. If you want to help improve your team the best place to start is in the Word of God. I believe that God is continuing to make us better leaders and for our teams to go to the next level so that we can have greater Kingdom impact!

Take the City

– Andrew Chalmers
Founder and Director, Take the City


  1. In a conversation with two bi-vocational pastors this week I asked “what’s the biggest gap in the church compared to the Marketplace?” A lack of people/leader development was the answer both gave.

    I think of the Paul-Timothy relationship and how there seems to be so few of these in the modern world. I believe you are dead on here – we have lost the art of “spiritual fathers” or mentors.

  2. Wonderful. As a group leader in my church these are good points. I will pass this on. Thanks Andrew.


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I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.

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