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Winter 2023 - Volume 18, Issue 1

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healthy, Effective, Gospel-Centered

The Trinity – Creator, Son, and Spirit – is the perfect example of a perfect team. They’re unified, moving effectively together toward their goal in perfect health, centered on the transforming message of the gospel as the Godhead brings restoration and transformation to the world. We’re (unsurprisingly) not God. We won’t likely experience that degree of perfection in this lifetime. But what if we shifted how we view working with others, especially those who are so very different from us? When we understand our differences, celebrate them, and defer to one another in team environments that are modeled after the unity we see modeled in the Trinity, how might we join Him in advancing the gospel? 

Team Building Assessment

Interested in knowing how your team’s doing? Use this tool to determine your current level of trust, effectiveness, health, and hope. You can also request a team-building coach to walk you through your results and create a plan. Scan the QR code below to take the Team Assessment or click the button below. 

Keep an eye out for a NEW training on teaming together. Email TDC@navigators.org to be notified when it’s ready.

Navman and the Superteam

  Illustrated by Max Anton

Quick Quotes

on Teaming                                                      

“Teams transformed the way I view ministry. I now see ministry as a team sport.”

OSAZE MURRAY, TDC

“This past year through my director role with the Global Student Program Experience (GSPX) Virtual, I feel like God has been able to create a team in a virtual and international context that ignites me in ways nothing else does. I love my local team, but the international team has been so life-giving.”

LEIHLYN TINIO, Collegiate

“Teams have taught me humility and freed me to be me. I can lean on others’ strengths where I am weak.”

STEVE BROWN, TDC

“To be honest, I’m currently working on how to team with others in a positive way. I’ve tended to be the one who doesn’t team well and turns into the “bull in the China shop.” I’m trusting the Lord and my team as they journey with me in a Kingdom way.”

VICTOR PADILLA, D4L

“On my first team, I thought I wanted top-down leadership that would give structure, and rules and make all the decisions for me and the team… what I thought I wanted would have broken me. God knew what I needed, and He put me on a team that embodied the fruits of the Spirit to help me grow to be more like Jesus.”

KIM INOSHITA, MPD

“Over the course of the past 3.5 years here, I was blessed with a leader who guided me both professionally and spiritually, also giving me a deeper understanding of The Navigator’s culture. Leaders with spiritual depth and high-level leadership skills are crucial to building a healthy, thriving team.”

REGGIE GRAHAM, CARM/HQ

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Giving God Control

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Her text read: I am so happy to co-labor with you, Jordan. Reading Bonnie’s text drew me into reflecting on our early days of collaboration. We met at a coach training I gave. Chatting after class, we realized not only did we have coaching in common, but our faith in

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The State of My Soul By Kathy Redmond I attended TDC’s Soul Care for Leaders Workshop day at Glen Eyrie during the 2023 Leader Summit.

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Teamwork According to Ants

Go to the ant, you sluggard;  consider its ways and be wise!  It has no commander,  no overseer or ruler,  yet it stores its provisions

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