One main benefits I’ve found to belonging to the Core Team is the incredible cross-collaboration that is made possible. It is amazing how many times you realize that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel because this or that other ministry already created the prop, booklet, project or whatever it is that you need for your particular ministry … not to mention the coordination of efforts that can only come about if the leaders of different ministries come together routinely. Of course, I guess this entire discussion hinges on the DRE’s desire to delegate a few responsibilities … if the DRE truly is the head of every ministry then they might not see the freedom that awaits them if they create a core team that consists of more than just one. 🙂
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