An analysis of the impact of and the relationship between team ministry and members' spiritual maturity
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This study analyzes the impact of and the relationship between being a part of a ministry team and its pastors' spiritual maturity. The study examined the correlation between being a part of an effective team ministry and team members' spiritual maturity as well as the correlation between being a part of an ineffective team and team members' spiritual maturity. The study also reveals characteristics and the dynamics of team relationships enhance the spiritual maturity of the pastors' on the team. This study revealed that the pastors on the team felt that the spiritual dimension was the most benefited dimension. The data indicated that there are effective team factors that enhance the spiritual maturity of the pastors' on the team. The study discovered the top five team factors that most strongly enhanced spiritual maturity of the pastors on the team: Servant leadership, affirmation of calling, loyalty to team, praying and sharing, and sense of worthiness/recognition. Findings of this study indicated overwhelmingly significant correlation between being a part of a ministry team and the spiritual maturity of the pastors on the team. In effective ministry team, the pastors' spiritual maturity score was higher than those of pastors in ineffective teams. This study suggested that the spiritual dimension of the ministry team deserves focused attention in team ministry. Team ministry provides a greater benefit to the members' spiritual maturity than any other benefit of being or having team ministry. The findings of the study showed that in an effective team, the members were spiritually mature and in ineffective teams, the pastors were less spiritually mature.