Teams and Teamwork
Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Volume 7, (pp. 111-121)
The concept of a team, as we are identifying it, seems to include at least five elements: (1) a common objective, (2), an accepted leader, (3) agreement on method and activities, (4) a strong sense of love and loyalty among the members, and (5) a certain division of labor within the group....The capacity [of a team leader] for appreciating the gifts and abilities of team members, and the commitment to helping them develop their own abilities, gifts, and personalities, seems to be a most important factor....one of the team leader's chief jobs is to maintain a high level of morale among the individual team members.(pp. 112, 115)
1972: Charles Piepgrass
Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Volume 8, (pp. 93-97)
1973: Bruce Narramore
Perspectives on the Integration of Psychology and Theology
Journal of Psychology and Theology, Volume 1, (pp. 3-19)
The evangelical church has a great opportunity to combine the special revelation of God's Word with the general revelation studied by the psychological sciences and professions. The end result of this integration can be a broader (and deeper) view of human life. Historically we have failed to have sufficient dialogue and interaction. Currently we are in a position to gather relevant objective data, seek well-constructed theoretical views, and find improved techniques for applying our biblical and psychological data. To do this we need a group of committed professional people who can mix a personal piety with a commitment to the authority of the Word of God and to high quality professional endeavours. (p. 18)
1973: Ken Williams (we could not resist including two key entries for 1973!)
1975: Donald Hesselgrave
Missiology, Volume 3, (pp. 225-239)
Twenty to Fifty Percent Fail to Make It-Why?
What an amazing group of folks
who helped shape what was to become the member care field.
Enjoy the video.