REACH Book part 2

May 29th, 2009

I am currently reading Scott Wilkins book on titled, “REACH: A team approach to evangelism and assimilation”. In the second chapter he starts to develop the idea of team evangelism.

In it he lists a number of benefits of the team approach. I thought they are worth sharing…

  • Teams involve more people, thus affording more resources, ideas, and energy than would an individual.
  • Teams maximise a leaders potential and minimise his or her weaknesses. Strengths and weaknesses are more exposed in individuals.
  • Teams provide mulitple perspectives on how to meet a need or reach a goal, thus devising several alternatives for each situation. Individual insight is seldom as broad and deep as group’s when it takes on a problem.
  • Teams share the credit for victories and the blame for the losses. This fosters genuine humility and authenticity within the group. Individuals take credit and blame alone. This often fosters a sence or personal failure.
  • Teams keep leaders accountable for the goal. Individuals connected to no-one can change the goals without accountability or communication.
  • Teams can simply do more than individuals.

I think these points make a lot of sense in terms of evangelism. I have often found that when I work with a team of people our efforts are often multiplied and that we are able to care for and support each other as we go about our task.

My first post on the book can be found here