The role of the pastor as spiritual leader includes equipping people to do the ministry they’ve been called to do, and enabling them to share in the vital work of congregational leadership. Pastors are called to enable people to discover and develop their God-given gifts and to use them in meaningful, exciting service in team environments that honor the gifts and abilities of all people. In this role, pastors offer training, encouragement, and a framework of support through which the ministry of all God’s people can be accomplished.
Team configurations help members function more effectively in the church. Teams are unique, in that they are created around specific performance objectives; they use various gifts and skills; and they have clear expectations of the desired outcomes. Teams are given not only the task, but the freedom, trust, and authority to accomplish the task.