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First published on this website in April 2008 and last updated in March 2016

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"People talk a lot about teams but their understanding of the term is often inadequate. Christians, in particular, are apt to use the term too freely, without recognising the challenge that the idea brings."

So begin these notes which go on to describe four key features that distinguish a team from a group.

  1. One task and vision
  2. An agreed way of working
  3. A committed membership
  4. An identified leader

See if your group is a team or not. Ideal support for team leaders and all team members to discuss together.


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Author's notes

These notes have been updated in March 2016 with minor alterations throughout the text.