Unique Gifts Make Winning Teams Package
Can I succeed like others have? What do I need to do? How do I go about it? What if I don't have the gifts necessary to do something great? The wonderful truth revealed in Scripture is that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary feats, especially when they say, "Yes, Lord" to the destiny He has prepared for them!
Only one gift list in the New Testament attaches a promised result!
It is truly interesting to me that of all the various lists of gifts given in the New Testament, only one of them includes a promise concerning what will happen if you utilize the gifts in the list. That list is found in Ephesians 4:7-11 and the promise is that we can come to maturity (Eph. 4:13) by honoring the counsel and input from a multi-gifted team of people with five different heart motivations.
By making sure you have input from several people who demonstrate the heart motivations which underlie the five-fold team, you make better decisions and you succeed more often!
The five heart motivations (voices) we must hear from are:
- The voice of divine creativity;
- The voice of unending love for people;
- The voice which passionately seeks out truth;
- The voice which insists we must share the good news;
- The voice which ensures that all of the above voices are heard, honored and flowing together in unison.
These voices come from the hearts of the prophet, the pastor, the teacher, the evangelist and the apostle. To learn more about these gifts and how they express themselves in a variety of situations, we recommend that you also study our book Gifted to Succeed.
Maximize Your Success by Honoring the Gifts of Those Around You!
You will become much more successful by learning to surround yourself with five-fold teams. When you draw out the input from everyone on your team, you receive a variety of perspectives and a much better overall revelation of how to move forward effectively in whatever area you are pursuing.
Even though this book is written and applied primarily toward leading a church through a five-fold team, you can apply this five-fold team concept to each of the following situations:
- Projects you are working on
- Challenges you are facing
- Business decisions
- Family decisions
- Personal decisions
How to Get the Most Out of This Teaching
We recommend that every family, small group, church and Christian company take their people through these 12 profiles and this training manual, Gifted to Succeed. Each participate in the group will need his own copy of Gifted to Succeed, so he or she can complete the various profiles and meditate on the training that goes with them. This allows everyone to become aware of the many gifts and talents in themselves and in the people God has placed around them. As as result, they will be encouraged to function in their own area of giftedness and to position people in roles and situations where their gifts and talents can shine forth. This applies to your children, your spouse, your co-workers and elders within the church.
You will also learn to seek out counselors with gifts and talents that complement yours and in so doing, you will become more successful in all you put your hand to. You will learn how to function as part of a body (i. e. the body of Christ), rather than on your own. This helps you to participate in God's plan and God's provision for your life. You will prosper more than you ever dreamed possible through a multi-gifted, well-fitted team. Your joy will be overflowing.
Then move on to the How to Build a Winning Team book and DVD and CD set. As a group, watch the DVD and read and discuss the book. It is 12 chapters long, so you could do one chapter a week for 12 weeks. There are application exercises at the end of each chapter as well as 26 Application Worksheets to be completed which will assist you in applying the principles being discussed.
Discuss together the heart motivations of the various people in the group, and begin drawing out the gifts of each person as you make decisions together. (This works for a family, cell group, church leadership team, and company business executives.) The DVD brings an anointed trainer to your group who shares the heart revelation of a fivefold team of consultants. Your interpersonal sharing gives you instant feedback and confirmation that you truly are beginning to function as a team! An unbeatable combination.
The book Gifted to Succeed provides an excellent foundation, helping everyone discover who they are and the unique gifts God has given to them. Then How to Build a Winning Team helps them surround themselves with a team which has five different heart motivations. Personal satisfaction and personal success will be greatly enhanced by every individual and group that works their way through these training materials, and any leadership team will come together in a much greater unity and appreciation of the multiple gifts found within the group, and the entity they lead will experience growth.
Unique Gifts Make Winning Teams offers you the following benefits
|Features||How This Helps You|
12 personal profiles which you complete.
God placed "elders" over every church, which indicates God's vision for team leadership.
|Discusses the five heart motivations God recommends in wise decision-making.||
Discuss team dynamics and communication.
26 Application Worksheets
|Review of various administrative styles||
How to Build a Winning Team Package Includes These Resources!
|Gifted To Succeed book||$12.95|
|How to Build a Winning Team book||$10.95|
|How to Build a Winning Team CD/DVD set||$15.95|
Details of Each Item Included in the "How to Build a Winning Team Package”
Gifted to Succeed
There is no joy so complete as knowing who you are -- who God has made you to be and what your basic giftings and drives are. The goal of this book is to get you effectively functioning in roles which allow you to adequately express your heart motivations and gifts. The fulfillment you experience when you function in your gifts and calling is a joy almost beyond belief.
"Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men." (Prov. 22:29)
What are Successful Companies and Churches Doing?
The most successful corporations of today are doing something unique: New employees are given a battery of personality and skill-level profiles to discover their temperament, talents, skills, and interests. With this information, the individual is then fitted into the job best suited to use his individual desires and gifts. For years I have marveled at this, realizing that these employees will perform to their greatest capacity when they work for such companies. They will be so glad to have found a niche in life for which they are perfectly suited and in which they are fulfilled that they will give one hundred and fifty percent and do so joyfully, while receiving a blessing in return. Wouldn't it be nice if the Church could do the same thing, if it, too, tested all newcomers and placed them in a position that most perfectly suited their personality, their dreams, their talents, and their maturity level?
What would happen to a church that put everyone to work on the proper level of his gifting and maturity, and in the area of his heart motivation? Would it be right for us to anticipate explosive growth?
What's in the Book Gifted to Succeed?
We have the solution for such progressive churches. In the book Gifted to Succeed you will find a battery of a dozen different profiles that will examine everything from heart motivation to Bible knowledge to commitment level. After completing the profiles and working with a consultant, you will be able to place the new attendee in the area of ministry in your church that is most perfectly suited to his skills. The church wins, the church member wins, and the kingdom of God wins -- a triple win situation!
The Bible says that out of the heart flow the issues of life. So you will explore the heart motivations God has placed within you and learn how to capitalize on them. You will also learn that to truly succeed, you will need input from other people, specifically those with other heart motivations. It is by seeking out and honoring the counsel which comes from people who see things differently from you and whose heart motivations complement yours that you become complete and mature and successful.
God lists five different functions within the body of Christ, and promises that by receiving from all five ministries (i.e. people with five different heart motivations), we can come to maturity (Eph. 4:7-13)! Wow! What an awesome promise. So what are the five heart motivations which we need to seek out and incorporate into a wise decision-making paradigm? They are:
- a heart for inspirational creativity
- a heart for the harvest
- a heart for people
- a heart for truth
- a heart for the whole
How to Build a Winning Team book
This 105-page book teaches you how to surround yourself with a fivefold multi-gifted team and succeed using consensus decision-making. Applying these principles to every area of your life will propel you toward success in all you do. In this book are 26 worksheets which help you immediately and easily apply the concepts being discussed.
One worksheet is "Five Heart Motivations Profile Questionnaire" which contains 45 questions to help you discover your strongest heart motivations. This questionnaire should be taken by everyone who is in your group of counselors, so you can clearly identify the strengths of each one, and are able to draw them out.
Another worksheet is titled "My Team" where you see a visual of the five people God has placed in your life who together release a fullness of Christ's wisdom to you. On this sheet is a description of the dispositions of each of these five counselors and what excites and drives them. This helps you understand them to the fullest and relate to them in the way which most effectively draws out their gifts, allowing you to enjoy the fruit of their wisdom.
How to Build a Winning Team CD/DVD Set
The CDs are ideal for repetition and review as you drive, work or exercise. Hearing Mark teach this series releases an impartation, revelation and spiritual understanding which, if internalized, will completely transform your life. Mark shares his struggle and story in a humorous and down-to-earth way that relates to every listener. Every time you review this series the Holy Spirit reveals more to you. Do yourself a favor and listen to them over and over until the revelation is complete. Rushing on to another topic without internalizing this truth does not result in cultivating Christian spirituality.
For maximum results, draw together some friends into a home group or Sunday school class and watch the DVDs. They are identical in content to the CDs. The DVDs bring an anointed trainer to your group, and your interpersonal sharing gives you instant feedback as you apply the principles to your life! An unbeatable combination.
The CD and DVD both have four updated and expanded sessions totalling 77 minutes.
A Free Download for You and Endorsement from C. Peter Wagner
The reason I'm writing, Mark, is to congratulate you for your excellent work in the “Fivefold Ministry Summary.” This is not only brilliant, but it is extremely useful….
In my opinion, this should have a wide circulation. How about making a free-standing version of it with the title “The Virkler Grid” and with a subtitle “A Comparative Analysis of the Foundational Offices of Ephesians 4:11?”
I would expect that you will see it popping up all over the place since there is nothing else like it. The Virkler Grid could end up being a standard tool for the whole apostolic movement in years to come.
-- C. Peter Wagner
Founder of Global Harvest Ministries and co-founder of the World Prayer Center
Your Winning Team CARD - keep it on your desk! This 5.5 X 8.5 inch card is a simple reminder to know and look to several people God has provided you who together comprise the five heart motivations which underlie the five-fold team God speaks about in Ephesians 4:7-11.
Testimonies from those who have experienced How to Build a Winning Team
This last week I ordered a bunch of the material from your catalog. I am devouring them!! I have been having a truly WOW experience all week.
The BEST was my encounter with the How to Build a Winning Team book. For years I have felt like a crazy person because I have perceived in my spirit that the Lord had something different in His Heart and Mind concerning how the Body is to function...Your book confirmed all that I have had in my heart for years. I really consider this week of my life to be a major deliverance because now I know that I am not crazy. I believe that there are sooo many of the body members that are suffering because they feel that something just isn't right, but are shamed into believing it is their problem. I feel that the magnitude of this problem is very similar to when Martin Luther was raised up to bring deliverance to the Lord's people. I am praying for your voice and the voice of others to be heard so that the people can be free and the Lord's heart and mind will be manifest in His Church. I believe that it is time for another "95 Theses" to be nailed to the door.
-- Andrea Bennett
Take It to the Next Level
To ensure that this message transforms your life, we offer you four options. Any of these choices will assist you in internalizing this teaching, helping you to be a doer of the word and not a hearer only (James 1:22) and allowing you to produce a bountiful harvest in your life.
Opportunity 1 – Host a home or church group
This home group in Slovakia shows the excitement of learning to hear God's voice together!
We learn more quickly if we are surrounded by others who are seeking to master the same skill. Pray and ask God who you know who might want to grow in this truth also and open your home to them for 10-12 weekly sessions (or host a small group in your church). We provide several resources to help you present this powerfully and effectively in a group setting, including DVDs and application activities. Experience the joy of cultivating skills together with a group of friends! Discover how to create and post your group…
Opportunity 2 – Hire a Personal Spiritual Trainer to coach you
Coaching or discipling is the method Jesus used to train the twelve disciples.
When you team up with someone ahead of you in an area to mentor you, and you share your questions and steps of growth with them, receiving their counsel in return, you ascend more quickly into mastery in that area. We have trained coaches who have mastered this topic who will commit to working with you for a 90-day period.
- The name of this PST Training Module is: Building Dynamic Teams
- Discover how to hire a PST for $1 a day to coach you in this training experience
- Click here for the steps to sign up for a Personal Spiritual Trainer module
Opportunity 3 – Take this as a college course from home
Earn college credit while being apprenticed to mastery in this area! This topic is available as a course which you can take from your home through the distance learning program offered at Christian Leadership University. You may enroll in this course as a lifelong learner or apply it toward an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree.
- The name of this CLU college course is: MIN211 Building Dynamic Teams
- Learn how you can take CLU courses from your home
- Click here for the steps to enroll in the corresponding CLU course
Opportunity 4 – Host a seminar for your community
Transform your church and region by hosting a weekend seminar with an anointed trainer, where an impartation is released by the Holy Spirit into your community. Mark Virkler and others are available to be scheduled.