Can I succeed like others have? What do I need to do? How do I go about it? What if I don't have the gifts necessary to do something great? The wonderful truth revealed in Scripture is that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary feats, especially when they say, "Yes, Lord" to the destiny He has prepared for them!
Only one gift list in the New Testament attaches a promised result!
It is truly interesting to me that of all the various lists of gifts given in the New Testament, only one of them includes a promise concerning what will happen if you utilize the gifts in the list. That list is found in Ephesians 4:7-11 and the promise is that we can come to maturity (Eph. 4:13) by honoring the counsel and input from a multi-gifted team of people with five different heart motivations.
By making sure you have input from several people who demonstrate the heart motivations which underlie the five-fold team, you make better decisions and you succeed more often!
The five heart motivations (voices) we must hear from are:
* The voice of divine creativity;
* The voice of unending love for people;
* The voice which passionately seeks out truth;
* The voice which insists we must share the good news;
* The voice which ensures that all of the above voices are heard, honored and flowing together in unison.
These voices come from the hearts of the prophet, the pastor, the teacher, the evangelist and the apostle. To learn more about these gifts and how they express themselves in a variety of situations, we recommend that you also study our book Gifted to Succeed (https://www.cwgministries.org/store/gifted-succeed-ebook).
Maximize Your Success by Honoring the Gifts of Those Around You!
You will become much more successful by learning to surround yourself with five-fold teams. When you draw out the input from everyone on your team, you receive a variety of perspectives and a much better overall revelation of how to move forward effectively in whatever area you are pursuing.
Even though this book is written and applied primarily toward leading a church through a five-fold team, you can apply this five-fold team concept to each of the following situations:
* Projects you are working on
* Challenges you are facing
* Business decisions
* Family decisions
* Personal decisions
How to Get the Most Out of This Teaching
We recommend that every family, small group, church and Christian company take their people through these 12 profiles and this training manual, Gifted to Succeed (https://www.cwgministries.org/store/gifted-succeed-ebook). Each participate in the group will need his own copy of Gifted to Succeed, so he or she can complete the various profiles and meditate on the training that goes with them. This allows everyone to become aware of the many gifts and talents in themselves and in the people God has placed around them. As as result, they will be encouraged to function in their own area of giftedness and to position people in roles and situations where their gifts and talents can shine forth. This applies to your children, your spouse, your co-workers and elders within the church.
You will also learn to seek out counselors with gifts and talents that complement yours and in so doing, you will become more successful in all you put your hand to. You will learn how to function as part of a body (i. e. the body of Christ), rather than on your own. This helps you to participate in God's plan and God's provision for your life. You will prosper more than you ever dreamed possible through a multi-gifted, well-fitted team. Your joy will be overflowing.
Then move on to the How to Build a Winning Team book (https://www.cwgministries.org/store/how-build-winning-team-ebook) and these video set. As a group, watch the video and read and discuss the book. It is 12 chapters long, so you could do one chapter a week for 12 weeks. There are application exercises at the end of each chapter as well as 26 Application Worksheets to be completed which will assist you in applying the principles being discussed.
Discuss together the heart motivations of the various people in the group, and begin drawing out the gifts of each person as you make decisions together. (This works for a family, cell group, church leadership team, and company business executives.) The video series brings an anointed trainer to your group who shares the heart revelation of a fivefold team of consultants. Your interpersonal sharing gives you instant feedback and confirmation that you truly are beginning to function as a team! An unbeatable combination.
The book Gifted to Succeed provides an excellent foundation, helping everyone discover who they are and the unique gifts God has given to them. Then How to Build a Winning Team helps them surround themselves with a team which has five different heart motivations. Personal satisfaction and personal success will be greatly enhanced by every individual and group that works their way through these training materials, and any leadership team will come together in a much greater unity and appreciation of the multiple gifts found within the group, and the entity they lead will experience growth.