In Team building the Nehemiah way part one we discussed how he started with the big task of rebuilding the wall. You can read it here if you have not had the chance yet.
Now onto the second thing I see Nehemiah did in building teams that would see success.
Nehemiah set forth a lofty goal—rebuild the entire wall. This was a difficult task. It was a genuine BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). The priests and Levites could never do this alone. The job was too big for any one person or any single family. No other leader had been able to pull it off. All the people needed to work together to make this happen. The task cried out for many high-performance teams.
Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me and what the king had said to me. They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work.—Nehemiah
What lofty (BHAG) goals are you pursuing? Challenging your teams to?
Have you allowed ministry to become just the day in and day out type stuff?
We serve such a big God who wants the whole world to know about Him. It is way too big of an assignment we have all been given for life to be just business as usual.