When you’re a leader in ministry, you want to have a good team around you. Whether they are paid staff or volunteers, you want to have people who love doing ministry with you. These people need to be gifted in some area of your specific ministry. As leaders, we often choose our team members based on their availability, not their skills/gifts. Proverbs 26:10 speaks to this when it says: “Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by.” We should choose wisely when picking team members and picking the members that will take a larger role in the ministry.
Not only does your team influence the ministry, but they influence you as well. The team members that you are closest to affect how successful you are as a leader. When building a leadership team, choose people who you know will make you and the team successful as a whole.
One last thought: Make sure to choose team members that are different from each other and you! People have different strengths that can compliment others well, if they given the opportunity to use them. Being the ministry leader, you can use utilize their strengths to build a stronger ministry team.