The Teaming Church: Ministry in the Age of Collaboration
by Robert Crosby
Create a successful team culture.
Great teams live and serve in light of the Divine Team — the Trinity, and to be truly effective they need: a deeply challenging goal, a creatively empowering leader, and a willingness to collaborate and honor the Bible.
Author Robert C. Crosby provides innovative ways in which biblical teams reflect the workings and nature of “the image of God.” Revealing what he calls “The Four C’s of Great Teams” – The Character, The Carrot, The Coach, and The Context – Crosby shows how successful teams reach their goals more effectively. Conversely, he also addresses the “Four Fatal Teaming Errors” and how to avoid unnecessary, time-consuming missteps.
This book provides biblical motivations, vivid examples, and practical approaches for creating a teaming culture in any faith community. Crosby, a leader who has built teams as a senior pastor, youth leader, and university administrator, is now training and mentoring a new generation of pastors and leaders.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ROBERT AND PAMELA CROSBY
Robert and Pamela Crosby are ministry leaders and authors. They have pastored churches in New York and Boston and now serve a new generation of leaders at Southeastern University. Robert is Professor of Practical Theology and Pamela is the Senior Director of Compass: The Center for Calling & Career, also at SEU.
The Crosbys are the co-founders of TeamingLife.com. They write and teach on family life and team-building. Their newest book together is The Will of a Man & The Way of a Woman: Balancing & Blending Better Together. Robert is a contributing writer to Outreach Magazine and Christianity Today and he holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has written several other books, including The Teaming Church: Ministry in the Age of Collaboration, More Than a Savior and The One Jesus Loves. His newest book was written in collaboration with Samuel Rodriguez and is entitled, When Faith Catches Fire.
The Crosbys conduct conferences and retreats on marriage and family life. They appeared on the Focus on the Family radio show in March 2018.
Robert & Pamela Crosby
The Will of a Man & The Way of a Woman