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Trade Paperback
224 pages
May 2011
New Hope Publishers

The Team that Jesus Built

by Janet Thompson

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In Janet Thompson’s The Team that Jesus Built, readers are introduced to business management, street smarts, and biblical wisdom. When it comes to women’s ministry and female leadership advice, the market is bursting with brightly lit advertisements guaranteeing answers for any and all problems. Yet, in a world overloaded with frivolous information, there are still people who dare to give advice in a godly, honest way.

Janet Thompson, founder of Saddleback Church’s Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry, has established herself as a qualified author, with a MA in Christian Leadership and an MBA. After authoring numerous books, she now takes a serious look at female leadership and team building. Written for female leaders, Thompson’s The Team that Jesus Built delves into team development, while exposing problems and proposing solutions.

Reminding her readers that any team is always God’s possession and never theirs, Thompson reveals a formula for team development that centers on Jesus’ attitude and strategy in choosing his disciples. By studying Jesus’ interaction with his followers, Thompson teaches that a well-built team never comes from a leader caught up in self glory. Instead, a leader garners team success in displaying strong spirituality and godly motives.

Thompson reaches out to women leaders through personal experience. She shares her struggles and victories as she shows readers how to be successful, godly leaders. Although The Team that Jesus Built seems, at times, categorized and organized to the point of confusion, it’s an essential tool for any woman hoping to lead her team, whether big or small, as Jesus led his. – Angelina Burkholder,

Book Jacket:

Jesus built strong teams. You can too.

Get His methods, answers, and more for team-building challenges most leaders encounter:

  • How do you motivate people to serve selflessly?
  • How do you equip people to be new leaders?
  • How do you “let go” as a leader?

Through personal observations, step-by-step instructions, and simple how-to applications of Jesus’ leadership principles, The Team That Jesus Built equips laywomen—regardless of church location, denomination, size—to cultivate leadership skills and create teams for the glory of God.

Based on the author’s experience building a women’s ministry at Saddleback Church, under the leadership of pastor Rick Warren (The Purpose-Driven Life), Thompson provides ministry leaders with tools, direction, guidance, and encouragement to build teams that equip leaders to build teams.