Oct. 28, 2021

Building Sidewalk Teams

Building Sidewalk Teams

When Jesus sent His disciples out He sent them two-by-two. God doesn’t intend for us to be alone as we minister on the sidewalk, He wants a team of people. In this episode, we talk about how to build sidewalk teams and share some principles we've...


When Jesus sent His disciples out He sent them two-by-two. God doesn’t intend for us to be alone as we minister on the sidewalk, He wants a team of people. In this episode, we talk about how to build sidewalk teams and share some principles we've learned to help in building and maintaining sidewalk ministry teams at the local abortion centers.

Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.560 --> 00:00:05.759 I Am Yours, I am yours, I am yours, s and me, 2 00:00:06.120 --> 00:00:11.349 Lord, I am yours, I am yours. I'm welcome to the 3 00:00:11.429 --> 00:00:17.309 Gospel Center pre life podcast, a podcast designed to equip, encourage and challenge 4 00:00:17.350 --> 00:00:20.910 you in pro life ministry, and always with a focus on the Gospel. 5 00:00:21.109 --> 00:00:34.700 Stay tuned. I felt show passish, touch your heart. Use Welcome back 6 00:00:34.700 --> 00:00:39.929 to the Gospel Centered Prolife podcast. We appreciate you guys listening and we do 7 00:00:40.130 --> 00:00:43.490 want these podcasts to be a blessing to you guys. So we always encourage 8 00:00:43.490 --> 00:00:45.729 you guys, which will kind of give you, like we normally do, 9 00:00:45.850 --> 00:00:49.210 our email addresses at the end. It just encourage you guys to reach out 10 00:00:49.250 --> 00:00:53.560 to us. We want to answer the questions that you have. We kind 11 00:00:53.560 --> 00:00:57.759 of through just being out there and ministering to people and ministering and trying to 12 00:00:57.840 --> 00:01:03.390 help encourage missionaries that are raising up teams across the country. Subjects pop up 13 00:01:03.430 --> 00:01:07.030 and we try to cover subjects. It kind of come across our radar and 14 00:01:07.469 --> 00:01:11.109 this subject is no different than we're going to cover today. But also, 15 00:01:11.310 --> 00:01:14.709 if there are things that you're struggling with, the questions that you have that 16 00:01:14.829 --> 00:01:19.420 have to do a sidewalk out reach ministry. We love to tackle those questions. 17 00:01:19.540 --> 00:01:22.260 So we'll give our email addresses at the end and you can reach out 18 00:01:22.340 --> 00:01:25.180 and let us know what questions you have. Maybe you have an encouragement, 19 00:01:25.219 --> 00:01:30.700 maybe you have a story that based on one of these podcast episodes. God 20 00:01:30.819 --> 00:01:34.370 used some of the things that we are teaching in this podcast and some of 21 00:01:34.409 --> 00:01:38.769 the encouragement that we give to encourage you and help you take your ministry to 22 00:01:38.849 --> 00:01:42.250 the next level or whatever. Maybe you've got a story. I know I 23 00:01:42.329 --> 00:01:45.890 think I've shared a couple of times. We do the podcast about ambulances and 24 00:01:46.010 --> 00:01:49.400 what to do when they show up at the abortion center and we get I 25 00:01:49.480 --> 00:01:53.760 got like two different emails of people saying that podcast was a tremendous blessing because 26 00:01:53.760 --> 00:01:57.400 they just had that experience the day I think one of them. One person 27 00:01:57.480 --> 00:02:00.879 said they just listen to the podcast and it happened the very next day. 28 00:02:00.709 --> 00:02:07.069 So anyway, we try to cover subjects that we have been subjects we've dealt 29 00:02:07.069 --> 00:02:10.229 with and we hope that they're blessing to you. But if you've got other 30 00:02:10.509 --> 00:02:14.830 said subjects you want us to cover, suggestions, we'd love to hear those. 31 00:02:14.909 --> 00:02:21.060 So what's our subject today, Vicky? So today we're talking about teams, 32 00:02:21.740 --> 00:02:24.580 team leaders and even how do you develop teams? How do you keep 33 00:02:24.780 --> 00:02:29.379 teams? What are the things you do with a team once you have them? 34 00:02:29.419 --> 00:02:32.129 Yeah, and wow, that's a specific for us. Two teams on 35 00:02:32.250 --> 00:02:37.370 a Sidebok in front of an abortion center. I really think the principles are 36 00:02:37.490 --> 00:02:43.169 true really for any team in any kind of ministry. Yeah, yeah, 37 00:02:43.810 --> 00:02:46.960 one of the things that I mentioned to you before we started recording this podcast 38 00:02:49.159 --> 00:02:53.560 is this dynamic, like we're going to cover some practical stuff about building teams 39 00:02:53.599 --> 00:02:57.280 and what to look for and leads for your team teams and things like that, 40 00:02:58.400 --> 00:03:02.469 but you've also got to have vision yourself, and I'm speaking specifically to 41 00:03:02.550 --> 00:03:07.389 people who maybe not part of love life, because we help cast vision for 42 00:03:07.469 --> 00:03:10.349 this, for building a team, and hopefully, if you're part of love 43 00:03:10.469 --> 00:03:15.379 life, you have you have vision for that, for it not being just 44 00:03:15.620 --> 00:03:20.180 you and just your family serving out there, but it be a whole team 45 00:03:20.860 --> 00:03:23.699 for those who are not part of love life on, encourage you and just 46 00:03:23.580 --> 00:03:29.530 help cast some vision for you as far as building teams, because I know 47 00:03:30.210 --> 00:03:31.610 there could be this mentality of like, well, me and my family. 48 00:03:31.889 --> 00:03:35.849 You know, this is kind of like the remnant right, and we're the 49 00:03:35.889 --> 00:03:39.169 only ones doing this ministry and you know, I don't know if anybody else 50 00:03:39.210 --> 00:03:42.719 wants to even come along and help us, and we can almost have kind 51 00:03:42.759 --> 00:03:46.599 of a sour mentality, like nobody else would have, like an Elijah mentality, 52 00:03:46.680 --> 00:03:49.280 like I'm the only one and we're the only family in our city that's 53 00:03:49.319 --> 00:03:53.199 doing this stuff. And I get that. I get my mean listen, 54 00:03:53.280 --> 00:03:55.150 I was out a long time at the La Treb abortion center, where it's 55 00:03:55.189 --> 00:03:58.870 very few people out there and they're killing a lot of babies, and it 56 00:03:58.949 --> 00:04:01.150 was very heavy and I know how we can kind of get in the Elijah 57 00:04:01.189 --> 00:04:04.110 mentality, like I'm the only one. But I'm telling you, there are 58 00:04:04.229 --> 00:04:09.830 people in your city that are praying and asking God how they can get involved 59 00:04:10.099 --> 00:04:15.699 in bringing the Gospel to people who need the gospel and standing against the murdered 60 00:04:15.740 --> 00:04:19.699 children in the womb. There are people that God is working on their hearts 61 00:04:19.740 --> 00:04:24.370 and all they need to hear is a call to action in a way that 62 00:04:24.449 --> 00:04:27.569 they can get plugged in and you can start to build a team. But 63 00:04:28.410 --> 00:04:30.529 if you don't have vision for it and if you want to keep it as 64 00:04:30.689 --> 00:04:33.370 us for and no more. Well, that's between you and the Lord, 65 00:04:33.370 --> 00:04:38.129 but I'm telling you, God wants to raise up a team and God doesn't 66 00:04:38.129 --> 00:04:42.839 want it just to be you out there, but God wants you to build 67 00:04:42.839 --> 00:04:46.720 a team and to let him through you train people and listen. That's one 68 00:04:46.759 --> 00:04:49.439 of the things, one of the blessings, I think, that comes from 69 00:04:49.680 --> 00:04:55.110 being connected to an organization like love life and some other organizations out there is 70 00:04:55.269 --> 00:04:58.550 that you have like a training model. But as you're out there, you 71 00:04:58.870 --> 00:05:01.589 guys, you can put together training yourself. You can train people and you 72 00:05:01.670 --> 00:05:09.379 know that's part of building a team is training people and helping them fill equipped 73 00:05:09.379 --> 00:05:13.379 to be out there and also identifying people who can be leaders, because you 74 00:05:13.420 --> 00:05:15.579 can't just have a team that's out there with new leadership, and you know, 75 00:05:15.699 --> 00:05:18.740 the reality is not all of us can be out there every day. 76 00:05:19.779 --> 00:05:24.050 So I mean we've got even with in Love Life, we've got homeschool moms 77 00:05:24.290 --> 00:05:29.930 that are building teams and their leveraging connections that they have and they're identifying people 78 00:05:29.970 --> 00:05:33.449 that can be leaders and training those people or bringing those people through our training 79 00:05:33.689 --> 00:05:36.680 to help get them trained up to actually lead so that they don't have to 80 00:05:36.759 --> 00:05:41.800 do all the leadership and all the leading of each team. And so yeaway. 81 00:05:41.839 --> 00:05:44.519 That's a little bit of encouragement for you and just help you that are 82 00:05:44.600 --> 00:05:47.319 listening to get some vision for building teams and it not being just you, 83 00:05:48.240 --> 00:05:53.350 but it being a whole army of people, because God, God as people 84 00:05:53.389 --> 00:05:56.189 in your city, like he told Elijah. Right, it's not just you, 85 00:05:56.350 --> 00:06:00.230 but I got seven thou others. God's got people in your city who 86 00:06:00.269 --> 00:06:04.660 who he's calling to ministry, and all they have to do is hear the 87 00:06:04.740 --> 00:06:09.259 call and see that there's a pathway for them to get plugged in and get 88 00:06:09.459 --> 00:06:12.620 to be a part of a team and their feet will be on that sidewalk 89 00:06:12.660 --> 00:06:15.660 and they'll be a blessing to you if you have vision for building a team 90 00:06:15.660 --> 00:06:19.490 right. And it's obviously biblical. Jesus didn't send us out one by one. 91 00:06:19.490 --> 00:06:21.610 Yeah, you know, we could have covered a lot more ground that 92 00:06:21.689 --> 00:06:27.970 way. Yeah, that's but but we were sent out in minimum to back 93 00:06:28.050 --> 00:06:31.569 toos in. And as I was thinking through this, this whole subject, 94 00:06:31.610 --> 00:06:39.199 I was trying to think of how could I summarize the major value of what 95 00:06:39.360 --> 00:06:44.319 a team provides for each other, and I thought of these four main things, 96 00:06:44.439 --> 00:06:46.079 and there's probably many more, but these are the main things. Teams 97 00:06:46.430 --> 00:06:50.870 encourage and uplift each other, you know, so that you don't feel all 98 00:06:50.910 --> 00:06:58.509 alone, like like in your analogy Alisha did. They their skills compliment each 99 00:06:58.589 --> 00:07:01.899 other, and probably one of the most famous passages talking about that is talking 100 00:07:01.939 --> 00:07:06.740 about the body of believers as a body and how we need to work together 101 00:07:08.019 --> 00:07:12.379 because we all have different parts and different skills. So we complement each other. 102 00:07:14.259 --> 00:07:17.410 We protect each other, you know, we always have two as a 103 00:07:17.610 --> 00:07:24.209 minimum, because there's one to run for help, to call for help or 104 00:07:24.250 --> 00:07:28.329 to be a witness. So we protect each other. And then the final 105 00:07:28.410 --> 00:07:32.120 one is that we correct and refine each other. Yeah, you know, 106 00:07:32.480 --> 00:07:38.160 when you're when you're alone, ranger, when you're an island, you can 107 00:07:38.319 --> 00:07:45.470 get you can get pretty thick into your own sin or flaws and not recognize 108 00:07:45.509 --> 00:07:48.149 them. Yeah, but as soon as you have another person there alongside you, 109 00:07:49.589 --> 00:07:53.829 they'll point it out. Yeah, probably people are pretty quick to point 110 00:07:53.829 --> 00:07:57.230 out flaws in others. So yeah, so it helps you to grow, 111 00:07:57.509 --> 00:08:01.139 it helps to correct and make you better and refine each other. Yeah, 112 00:08:01.339 --> 00:08:07.060 yeah, I agree. Yeah. So, so we we have to have 113 00:08:07.300 --> 00:08:13.649 teams in Charlotte and we need a lot of teams because there's three different active 114 00:08:13.649 --> 00:08:22.449 abortion centers right now and busy abortion centers and and so we are always working 115 00:08:22.649 --> 00:08:28.040 on building teams and bringing in, especially since love life came along, really 116 00:08:28.120 --> 00:08:33.600 utilizing the church. Yeah, to bring in more more team members. And 117 00:08:33.360 --> 00:08:39.519 this podcast really has evolved out of some of the struggles that we face them 118 00:08:39.559 --> 00:08:41.350 we still face. So, you know, team team members come and go. 119 00:08:41.590 --> 00:08:46.950 So teams can be big one day and then you lose some of them, 120 00:08:46.990 --> 00:08:52.149 yeah, and and they're smaller than next day. So so you know, 121 00:08:52.350 --> 00:09:00.259 I think one of the biggest causes of team members that you have leaving 122 00:09:00.980 --> 00:09:05.299 is when a team member feels under utilize, yeah, or not not important, 123 00:09:05.460 --> 00:09:09.490 not valuable, not needed, and Paul of course, addresses that so 124 00:09:09.730 --> 00:09:15.970 well again in that analogy of the body, and that was the main verse 125 00:09:16.490 --> 00:09:20.009 or Ver. It's actually a set of versus and First Corinthians twelve that I 126 00:09:20.409 --> 00:09:26.480 had written down helping me to think about what a team does and how a 127 00:09:26.639 --> 00:09:31.240 team works and how a team can best be, I don't know, put 128 00:09:31.320 --> 00:09:37.590 together. Yeah, so we're probably all familiar, most of us probably with 129 00:09:37.789 --> 00:09:43.710 those versus. Yeah, but you want you want me to go through some 130 00:09:43.870 --> 00:09:46.350 of that? Yeah, yeah, if you want to, that'd be great. 131 00:09:48.389 --> 00:09:52.740 So, so this is again. First Corinthians twelve and it's versus twelve, 132 00:09:52.779 --> 00:09:56.620 and then fourteen to and twenty seven. Is the whole passage I wrote 133 00:09:56.659 --> 00:09:58.820 down, but you stop me at any point when you feel like okay, 134 00:09:58.899 --> 00:10:01.259 that that's enough. It's a long Ama, I think really, you know, 135 00:10:01.940 --> 00:10:03.860 people get the point from this. I think just a couple of verses 136 00:10:03.899 --> 00:10:07.690 out of that. But basically it's like the body of Christ working together. 137 00:10:07.730 --> 00:10:11.850 So I'll let you far away and I'll stop you if it's okay. For 138 00:10:11.970 --> 00:10:15.490 even as the body is one and yet has many members, all the members 139 00:10:15.529 --> 00:10:18.490 of the body, though they they are many, are one body, and 140 00:10:18.649 --> 00:10:20.919 so also is Christ, for the body is not one member but many. 141 00:10:22.440 --> 00:10:24.840 If the foot says, because I am not a hand, I am not 142 00:10:26.000 --> 00:10:28.440 a part of the body, it is not, for this reason anytheless a 143 00:10:28.519 --> 00:10:31.000 part of the body. And if the ear says, because I am not 144 00:10:31.039 --> 00:10:35.039 an eye, I am not a part of the body, it is not 145 00:10:35.159 --> 00:10:37.509 for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole 146 00:10:37.909 --> 00:10:43.190 body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were 147 00:10:43.269 --> 00:10:46.190 hearing. Where would the sense of smell be? And then the last first 148 00:10:46.190 --> 00:10:50.379 I think I'll read. But now God has placed the members, each one 149 00:10:50.460 --> 00:10:54.700 of them, in the body, just as he desired. If they if 150 00:10:54.740 --> 00:10:56.940 they were all one member, where would the body be? Yeah, and 151 00:10:58.059 --> 00:11:05.289 I actually have faced that directly this week on on the sidewalk, because there's 152 00:11:05.330 --> 00:11:11.690 a favorite spot on the sidewalk because it's where the action happens and and I 153 00:11:11.970 --> 00:11:18.210 have noticed especially with new members, God bless them, there's nothing malicious and 154 00:11:18.330 --> 00:11:24.639 what they're doing, but they gravitate towards that busy, action packed spot. 155 00:11:24.759 --> 00:11:30.000 Yeah, meanwhile, the rest of the sidewalk, and there are critical roles 156 00:11:30.679 --> 00:11:33.710 that we need to happen along that whole sidewalk, which we're going to go 157 00:11:33.830 --> 00:11:39.389 into a little bit. They were being neglected and I have issues with my 158 00:11:39.470 --> 00:11:43.309 vocal court so that it's really hard for me to call out for any length 159 00:11:43.350 --> 00:11:48.539 of time. I lose my voice, and I was actually training someone when 160 00:11:48.620 --> 00:11:52.820 this particular incident happened, so I wasn't even really supposed to be calling out, 161 00:11:52.899 --> 00:11:58.340 but I had kind of been deserted by the rest of the team to 162 00:11:58.259 --> 00:12:03.009 to where there was a lot of action going on. There was some significant 163 00:12:03.009 --> 00:12:05.610 things happening down at that, you know, really busy part of the sidewalk 164 00:12:07.330 --> 00:12:11.009 and I was seeing moms no one else was seeing and I was, of 165 00:12:11.169 --> 00:12:16.480 course calling out to those moms and my voice was getting more and more ragged. 166 00:12:16.639 --> 00:12:20.600 So I think that's a very, really good example of exactly what we're 167 00:12:20.600 --> 00:12:26.799 talking about. All, all of our team wanted to be that really valuable, 168 00:12:26.840 --> 00:12:31.149 obviously valuable part of the body where the action was taking place. Meanwhile 169 00:12:31.190 --> 00:12:37.789 a whole section of the sidewalk was was not being covered and there was one 170 00:12:37.830 --> 00:12:41.629 very weak voiced person trying to do what I really could not do very well. 171 00:12:43.629 --> 00:12:50.179 So the whole team is necessary and and it's very important that the whole 172 00:12:50.299 --> 00:12:56.740 team think of themselves almost as an army, like you said. And in 173 00:12:56.940 --> 00:13:01.610 an army not everyone is a foot soldier, right, not everyone. Everyone 174 00:13:01.769 --> 00:13:07.690 has a specific role, a specific weapon even, and and when you desert 175 00:13:07.730 --> 00:13:13.559 your post, there's a section of the battle that's left uncovered. Yeah, 176 00:13:13.960 --> 00:13:16.080 yeah, and that's a good analogy and it's a good reason again why we 177 00:13:16.240 --> 00:13:22.519 need teams and we need to help develop people into certain roles in teams. 178 00:13:22.559 --> 00:13:26.429 And so I don't know if this is the appropriate time to to mention this. 179 00:13:26.950 --> 00:13:30.909 So I'll mention it and you cut me off if it's too early and 180 00:13:30.950 --> 00:13:33.710 kind of the flow of things in the article you written here. Okay, 181 00:13:33.230 --> 00:13:37.350 but one of the things I encourage our missionaries to do that are trying to 182 00:13:37.389 --> 00:13:41.980 build sidewalk teams is basically you don't really know, because it's good to know 183 00:13:43.019 --> 00:13:46.100 how many people you need for a team. Right, that's a good start. 184 00:13:46.259 --> 00:13:50.620 Yeah, right, so you don't really know how many people you need 185 00:13:50.659 --> 00:13:54.100 until you know where you need people. Right. So if you're looking at 186 00:13:54.139 --> 00:13:58.409 the sidewalk, for example, in like it Latrobe, in Charlotte, we've 187 00:13:58.450 --> 00:14:03.929 got what we've identified as priority positions, like, if only had one person, 188 00:14:03.009 --> 00:14:05.490 where would I put that person? That would be my priority position. 189 00:14:05.490 --> 00:14:09.799 I'd be priority position number one. If I only had one person, where 190 00:14:09.840 --> 00:14:15.159 would I put them? and to me it would be at the driveway handing 191 00:14:15.159 --> 00:14:18.720 out literature, because at that spot you can actually call out and hand out 192 00:14:18.799 --> 00:14:22.159 literature. Now we go out to by two, so it's very rare that 193 00:14:22.279 --> 00:14:26.190 there's just one person out there by themselves. So where is my next priority 194 00:14:26.230 --> 00:14:30.590 position? Number Two? That would be on that sidewalk strip, calling out 195 00:14:30.590 --> 00:14:33.789 as people are pulling into the parking lot, the sidewalk strip directly in front 196 00:14:33.789 --> 00:14:37.429 of the abortion center. That'd be priority position number two. Priority Position Number 197 00:14:37.549 --> 00:14:41.659 three would be down at the call center driveway. So, though I'm not 198 00:14:41.700 --> 00:14:46.019 going to be able to go through all you guys that are listening and and 199 00:14:46.940 --> 00:14:48.500 tell you where your party position should be, I think you need to be 200 00:14:48.580 --> 00:14:52.610 looking at where the places that are most conducive to interactions with the moms going 201 00:14:52.649 --> 00:14:58.009 into the abortion center, that you can place people. And so you're thinking 202 00:14:58.129 --> 00:15:01.289 where can I make the most impact in order of priority, essentially, yeah, 203 00:15:01.769 --> 00:15:05.649 and so, yeah, you've identified what our three top ones are and 204 00:15:05.850 --> 00:15:11.399 and this is perfect. It's actually what you're saying is exactly the right point 205 00:15:11.559 --> 00:15:16.639 in this article. Okay, but but even in any ministry team, I 206 00:15:16.799 --> 00:15:20.919 think that that certainly applies. Prioritized where you make the most impact and if 207 00:15:20.960 --> 00:15:24.950 you've got a small team, which is an inevitably going to happen at times, 208 00:15:24.350 --> 00:15:28.309 you know exactly where to put your people, but be prepared if you 209 00:15:28.309 --> 00:15:33.269 have a larger team. Going back to we don't want our team members, 210 00:15:33.350 --> 00:15:37.059 any of them, to feel discouraged or feel I'm just I'm just a little 211 00:15:37.179 --> 00:15:39.860 toe. I don't need to be. You know, the whole leg is 212 00:15:39.980 --> 00:15:43.299 here. I'm just a little toe. No, we need to know where 213 00:15:43.340 --> 00:15:46.059 we can place that little toe so that they know that they're a critical part 214 00:15:46.059 --> 00:15:48.179 of a team. Yeah, yeah, I think you know, I'm a 215 00:15:48.179 --> 00:15:52.370 visual person. I think many people are visual. It helps you. We 216 00:15:52.409 --> 00:15:54.850 can, we can explain things with words and all of that, but I 217 00:15:54.970 --> 00:16:02.090 think an image can really help people. So in your and we talked about 218 00:16:02.169 --> 00:16:03.679 this and I think I don't know if we'll talk about this today, we've 219 00:16:03.679 --> 00:16:08.240 talked about in the past how we train people as rather than just using some 220 00:16:08.720 --> 00:16:12.039 videos to train them right away, we do what we call shadowing. While 221 00:16:12.080 --> 00:16:18.480 somebody that it's interested, that comes out that they want to volunteer but they 222 00:16:18.590 --> 00:16:21.029 really don't know the lay of the land. We have them shadow before we 223 00:16:21.190 --> 00:16:25.230 send them like aficial love life training, and when they're shadowing is when we 224 00:16:25.269 --> 00:16:27.830 kind of give them the lay of the land. And I think having a 225 00:16:27.990 --> 00:16:33.580 visual of I mean what I've done is do a screen shot of a Google 226 00:16:33.659 --> 00:16:37.220 map and you can actually go into Google maps and you can put icons and 227 00:16:37.299 --> 00:16:41.100 stuff. You can make your own custom map. But you mean you can 228 00:16:41.179 --> 00:16:44.500 do it many different ways. There's ways to design stuff. You can use 229 00:16:44.620 --> 00:16:48.889 something called canva where you can design stuff and guys can get creative organ you 230 00:16:48.929 --> 00:16:52.850 can do a screenshot of a Google map where the abortion center is and mark 231 00:16:52.889 --> 00:16:56.490 it up, you know, digitally, and just show people here's here's priority 232 00:16:56.529 --> 00:17:00.850 positions to give people a vision for. If I have a team of three 233 00:17:00.929 --> 00:17:04.720 people, here's where person number one, two and three would stand and give 234 00:17:04.759 --> 00:17:10.759 people a visual and cast vision for those who would be on your team and 235 00:17:11.359 --> 00:17:14.799 it helps them really and if you can really focus on here's what the driveway 236 00:17:15.079 --> 00:17:18.589 position, here's what this person does, and cast vision for here's what the 237 00:17:18.789 --> 00:17:22.589 person calling out on the sidew here's what they do and here's why that's so 238 00:17:22.710 --> 00:17:26.269 important. And here's why. You know we have somebody here holding a sign. 239 00:17:26.390 --> 00:17:29.269 This is why it's so important. Maybe it's abortion Perry reversal sign or 240 00:17:29.309 --> 00:17:32.059 whatever it is. But if you can get people the visual you can kind 241 00:17:32.099 --> 00:17:36.660 of show them the lay of the land, party positions. Here's where we're 242 00:17:36.660 --> 00:17:38.539 trying to build a team. It helps you to figure out, okay, 243 00:17:38.579 --> 00:17:41.460 what does a team look like for you? How many people do you need 244 00:17:41.500 --> 00:17:48.289 to be aiming for to have out there on the Monday morning or Tuesday afternoon 245 00:17:48.369 --> 00:17:52.809 or whatever that time period is, and it helps you to again have something 246 00:17:52.849 --> 00:17:56.210 to aim at and then also helps those people who would be volunteers to kind 247 00:17:56.210 --> 00:17:59.839 of get a visual for what you're looking for. And I will say to 248 00:18:00.079 --> 00:18:03.920 this is kind of like not a rabbit trail, but also something that we've 249 00:18:03.920 --> 00:18:07.960 seen with experience and it's why we kind of model things the way that we 250 00:18:08.039 --> 00:18:14.950 do in Charlotte. Is We've seen as far as volunteers are concerned, again, 251 00:18:15.109 --> 00:18:18.390 a volunteer is you could be a retired person, it can be at 252 00:18:18.390 --> 00:18:21.789 homeschool mom, it could be you can be anybody, right, right. 253 00:18:21.910 --> 00:18:25.029 So we got to consider that people have lives and they got stuff going on. 254 00:18:26.390 --> 00:18:29.299 Really, about three to four hours is as much as you can ask 255 00:18:29.460 --> 00:18:33.099 from a volunteer and it's about as much as a person can handle just being 256 00:18:33.180 --> 00:18:37.500 out there because again, depending on the scenario, the the spiritual warfare, 257 00:18:37.539 --> 00:18:40.539 it can be pretty intense, specially if you got pro boards. So we 258 00:18:40.700 --> 00:18:45.569 ask from nine to twelve is what we have. That's what we call our 259 00:18:45.690 --> 00:18:48.170 morning team, and then from twelve to three would be our afternoon team. 260 00:18:48.170 --> 00:18:52.329 At latrobe, at the will trebe abortion center. I'm right about that. 261 00:18:52.450 --> 00:18:56.839 If you hadn't trained correct change that since yeah, okay. And so what 262 00:18:56.960 --> 00:19:00.480 do you got then? Monday you really need two teams, right, if 263 00:19:00.559 --> 00:19:03.759 you want to cover the morning shift in the afternoon shift, you really need 264 00:19:03.799 --> 00:19:07.160 two separate teams. And so what does it look like? What does the 265 00:19:07.200 --> 00:19:14.309 team look like on Monday morning? Probably a core team is really three people. 266 00:19:14.630 --> 00:19:18.190 Right. That's a core team, but a real good team would be 267 00:19:18.309 --> 00:19:19.710 five people, I think, and then you can build out from there. 268 00:19:21.349 --> 00:19:26.579 Afternoon you really need less people because you're not doing you don't have people going 269 00:19:26.660 --> 00:19:29.900 on the mobiultra sound unit and stuff normally in the afternoon it because it's not 270 00:19:30.019 --> 00:19:33.660 out there. So you've got a counselor sometimes on the mornings you'll have a 271 00:19:33.740 --> 00:19:37.380 counselor would be tied up on the mobile unit ministering to a mom and that 272 00:19:37.500 --> 00:19:41.809 effectively takes a person off the sidewalk. So in the afternoon it's a little 273 00:19:42.690 --> 00:19:48.569 probably a perfect team size would be three people in afternoon. Anyway, I'm 274 00:19:48.569 --> 00:19:52.490 just trying to help you guys understand and again I'm just giving you some generalizations 275 00:19:52.690 --> 00:19:55.880 and give you some of our experience to help you understand kind of how you 276 00:19:56.039 --> 00:20:00.160 could organize your team, and that's something that you're going to have to figure 277 00:20:00.160 --> 00:20:03.359 out really as far as what a team looks like. How many people are 278 00:20:03.440 --> 00:20:07.869 the best number for a team, but it does again help you. Know, 279 00:20:07.990 --> 00:20:11.230 you aim at nothing and you hit it every time. Right. You 280 00:20:11.230 --> 00:20:11.990 want to have an aim, you won't have a goal. Here's what it 281 00:20:12.069 --> 00:20:15.230 looks like if I build a team here at this abortion center. Here's what 282 00:20:15.309 --> 00:20:18.309 it's going to look like, from nine to twelve, from twelve to three, 283 00:20:18.990 --> 00:20:22.220 and then you can start again as people come to the training pathway. 284 00:20:22.339 --> 00:20:27.299 However you train them, you can plug them into those different positions in those 285 00:20:27.339 --> 00:20:32.500 different days and hours that you need them. Yeah, and just to kind 286 00:20:32.500 --> 00:20:36.930 of give you an idea, if I have we've already talked about if I 287 00:20:36.930 --> 00:20:38.089 have three people, where those three people are going to be. If I 288 00:20:38.250 --> 00:20:41.250 have four people, I'm going to put one person further up the road just 289 00:20:41.569 --> 00:20:45.529 try and stop cars from coming in. If I have five, I'm going 290 00:20:45.529 --> 00:20:48.009 to have people at either end of the road because if it's a loop. 291 00:20:48.289 --> 00:20:51.000 If I have more than that, I'm going to start setting people up with 292 00:20:51.200 --> 00:20:53.960 signs. Yeah, and and so that just gives you an idea and that 293 00:20:55.079 --> 00:20:56.799 you can if I have even more than that, I'm going to put people 294 00:20:56.799 --> 00:21:03.160 across the street just truly devoted just to prayer. Yeah, so I can 295 00:21:03.319 --> 00:21:07.589 have any number of people and and I know I can make them feel because 296 00:21:07.589 --> 00:21:11.029 it's true, I can. They will be important, they will be valuable 297 00:21:11.150 --> 00:21:14.869 and they'll have a specific roll. And I did just want to make a 298 00:21:14.910 --> 00:21:18.980 point about specific roles, because there is a danger, and I differ a 299 00:21:19.019 --> 00:21:23.019 little from this body analogy in this, there is a danger if someone's the 300 00:21:23.180 --> 00:21:26.819 little toe over and over and over again for five years. Yeah, that 301 00:21:27.259 --> 00:21:33.690 that. I think it is very useful and helpful to especially when people are 302 00:21:33.730 --> 00:21:37.450 training and learning, to rotate them and make sure that they don't get in 303 00:21:37.529 --> 00:21:41.049 a rout, that they have a chance to do all of the rolls there. 304 00:21:41.289 --> 00:21:48.200 They will kind of naturally tend towards certain roles once they've been out there 305 00:21:48.200 --> 00:21:51.039 a while. I there are some people we call them car magnets. They 306 00:21:51.160 --> 00:21:55.400 just I don't know what it is about them, but they stop cars very 307 00:21:55.480 --> 00:21:59.119 easily and they want to be up the road where they're able to stop cars 308 00:21:59.200 --> 00:22:02.309 before they even get to the abortion center. Yeah, but I don't want 309 00:22:02.349 --> 00:22:07.630 that to be the only position they have ever done, right, because what 310 00:22:07.750 --> 00:22:11.150 if they're only one of two team members, for example, one day and 311 00:22:11.309 --> 00:22:15.349 they've got to cover a position they've never covered? Yeah, that's a really 312 00:22:15.470 --> 00:22:18.500 critical position. So I think early on especially and when people are training, 313 00:22:18.619 --> 00:22:22.500 it is very important to have them try out a lot of different positions, 314 00:22:22.539 --> 00:22:26.779 yeah, and get a feel for the skills that are involved in each of 315 00:22:26.859 --> 00:22:33.210 those different posts. Yeah. Yeah, also, I think as leaders we 316 00:22:33.369 --> 00:22:37.329 need to be careful. I mean certainly we've got to consider people's disposition. 317 00:22:37.609 --> 00:22:41.609 There's some people that just are not comfortable calling out right away. Right. 318 00:22:41.769 --> 00:22:45.240 There are some people that maybe are comfortable doing it and maybe don't need to 319 00:22:45.279 --> 00:22:48.720 do it. They need to just calm down a little bit and take it 320 00:22:48.759 --> 00:22:52.759 all in, because they'll start calling out right away and calling out things that 321 00:22:52.839 --> 00:22:56.880 are just not helpful or maybe whatever. But we have to use wisdom. 322 00:22:56.920 --> 00:23:03.549 But also we we've got to consider people's sensitivities and there their level of comfort 323 00:23:03.630 --> 00:23:07.430 with certain things. But we've got also be willing to push people out of 324 00:23:07.470 --> 00:23:10.309 their comfort zone. You know, I've had people that say, you know, 325 00:23:10.470 --> 00:23:14.579 I'm not comfortable calling out and and I know you do this too well, 326 00:23:14.980 --> 00:23:18.779 you don't have to call out for ten minutes, maybe just five seconds. 327 00:23:19.059 --> 00:23:22.259 Just say this, Mommy, your baby is precious. And so you're 328 00:23:22.299 --> 00:23:26.690 training them and you're helping them get out of their comfort zone. And it's 329 00:23:26.730 --> 00:23:30.650 kind of like, from the feedback I've gotten, once you put some to 330 00:23:30.849 --> 00:23:36.009 push somebody o their comforts on in a gracious way, it's almost like refreshing 331 00:23:36.089 --> 00:23:38.369 for them, like Oh, I can do this, and they're encouraged by 332 00:23:38.450 --> 00:23:44.720 it, so that you know, somebody who maybe would primarily functions as a 333 00:23:44.759 --> 00:23:48.440 little toe was actually being pushed out of their comfort zone to function as an 334 00:23:48.480 --> 00:23:53.720 eye when needed, or whatever exactly to go with that analogy. But there 335 00:23:53.799 --> 00:24:00.710 are certain people that have certain giftings and I think we're unwise not to utilize 336 00:24:00.829 --> 00:24:04.710 that right. So somebody has a real, real gifting with one on one 337 00:24:04.789 --> 00:24:10.180 conversations and handing out literature and people stop for them like crazy. I think 338 00:24:10.579 --> 00:24:15.019 we'd be silly to every day put them at the driveway or put them not 339 00:24:15.140 --> 00:24:18.059 at the driveway, but put them calling out whenever they're really good, at 340 00:24:18.059 --> 00:24:21.019 the driveway. But I do think that we need to push them out of 341 00:24:21.059 --> 00:24:23.289 their cover zone and have them doing some of the calling out to so again, 342 00:24:23.369 --> 00:24:29.450 you just have to use wisdom and God will give you direction and wisdom 343 00:24:29.529 --> 00:24:33.289 for that, and also conversations with the people. Talk to the people who 344 00:24:33.329 --> 00:24:37.049 you're trying to lead and the people that on the teams you're trying to build. 345 00:24:37.049 --> 00:24:40.880 Ask them where they're comfortable and if they're willing to get uncomfortable and do 346 00:24:41.000 --> 00:24:44.519 some things like calling out or handing out literature or whatever it might be. 347 00:24:45.039 --> 00:24:48.200 At the end of the day, you need people that are that are willing 348 00:24:48.240 --> 00:24:52.319 and able to do whatever is necessary in the moment. And again, at 349 00:24:52.359 --> 00:24:55.549 the end of the day we're dealing with the murder of children, and so 350 00:24:56.029 --> 00:24:57.950 push people outside of their comfort zone to speak out for those that can't s 351 00:24:57.950 --> 00:25:03.549 speak for themselves was certainly appropriate. It is and sometimes they discover that they 352 00:25:03.910 --> 00:25:08.779 actually thought their skill was just being a car magnet when indeed they have a 353 00:25:08.940 --> 00:25:14.059 real gift at calling out to the MOM's and you don't discover that unless you've 354 00:25:14.099 --> 00:25:17.900 given it a try. Yeah, so, but you know, we've kind 355 00:25:17.900 --> 00:25:22.009 of alluded to the fact that for the smooth running of a team, we 356 00:25:22.130 --> 00:25:27.609 quickly discovered we could not be the ones in charge the the whoever is the 357 00:25:27.730 --> 00:25:32.009 person that kind of is in charge of all the volunteers and all the teams. 358 00:25:32.730 --> 00:25:37.119 So for every single day and every single shift that we have a team 359 00:25:37.119 --> 00:25:40.400 out there, as long as there's at least two members, we have appointed 360 00:25:40.440 --> 00:25:45.480 team leads. Yeah, and I think and we've done a great deal of 361 00:25:45.839 --> 00:25:51.029 training and thinking about what that team lead needs to do. What are the 362 00:25:51.069 --> 00:25:53.789 duties of a team lead? Yeah, what are the qualities of a team 363 00:25:53.869 --> 00:26:00.109 lead that that we're looking for and really, what is the vision behind the 364 00:26:00.190 --> 00:26:03.900 team lead in the first place? Yeah, so so maybe we can talk 365 00:26:03.940 --> 00:26:08.980 about that. Some of the the responsibilities, first of all. Yeah, 366 00:26:10.059 --> 00:26:12.579 of the team lead. Yeah, if you want me to, I'll kind 367 00:26:12.619 --> 00:26:15.259 of knock through that, that list and major expound on some of those a 368 00:26:15.299 --> 00:26:18.450 little bit. Some of this is going to be pretty self explanatory, but 369 00:26:18.650 --> 00:26:22.849 some of the responsibilities of a team lead, and again, this is to 370 00:26:22.410 --> 00:26:26.490 especially if your love life and you need to be freed up. You're one 371 00:26:26.490 --> 00:26:29.890 of our missionaries, you need to be free up to engage with local churches 372 00:26:29.970 --> 00:26:34.519 and do fundraising and a lot of other things. The Sidewalk Ministry can really 373 00:26:36.359 --> 00:26:38.839 you can really take up a lot of your time and there's a lot of 374 00:26:38.920 --> 00:26:41.400 attention that needs to be given to it. So if you need to be 375 00:26:41.440 --> 00:26:45.079 freed up, then you've got to be able to identify people that can be 376 00:26:45.119 --> 00:26:48.950 team leads, because you can't be out there every Monday morning, for example, 377 00:26:48.990 --> 00:26:52.150 or Tuesday morning for example, or Tuesday, you know, Tuesday morning, 378 00:26:52.269 --> 00:26:56.829 Tuesday afternoon, heading up all the teams whenever you need to be doing 379 00:26:56.869 --> 00:27:00.829 other things. Right. So really a wise leaders get to equip and empower 380 00:27:00.869 --> 00:27:04.140 other people to lead and have confidence in the leaders that they've established. So 381 00:27:06.099 --> 00:27:08.259 you need to establish these team leads and here's again, here's some of the 382 00:27:08.339 --> 00:27:12.619 responsibilities. Those team leads need to be able to encourage the team. This 383 00:27:12.779 --> 00:27:18.970 is a potentially discouraging ministry. So they need to have a personality and a 384 00:27:18.009 --> 00:27:23.369 willingness that encourages people and they need be intentional and course, you, as 385 00:27:23.410 --> 00:27:27.849 a leader, need to encourage them to encourage others. And so it's good 386 00:27:27.930 --> 00:27:33.440 that you're pouring into your team leads and and so that they can pour in 387 00:27:33.880 --> 00:27:37.279 and to the others that they're leading. And we're not talking about them leading 388 00:27:37.279 --> 00:27:41.079 a team of twenty. People really talk about them leading a team of you 389 00:27:41.359 --> 00:27:45.509 including themselves, three or four people right, but they need to be encouraging 390 00:27:45.710 --> 00:27:51.829 to the team. They need to be sure that the full team will be 391 00:27:51.910 --> 00:27:55.829 there, so they're in communication with those who are under their charge and we 392 00:27:56.150 --> 00:27:59.740 give responsibility for the team lead for, you know, each day to really 393 00:28:00.099 --> 00:28:04.180 keep track of their team and WHO's supposed to be showing up and, of 394 00:28:04.259 --> 00:28:08.099 course, if there's a day in which their team is because again we're dealing 395 00:28:08.099 --> 00:28:11.460 with volunteers, that their team's not there and they're going to be only one 396 00:28:11.500 --> 00:28:14.970 there, of course they're going to reach out to Vicky, when I'm in 397 00:28:15.049 --> 00:28:17.569 town, reach out to me and we'll try to fill in where we can, 398 00:28:18.890 --> 00:28:22.809 but we really want to encourage them to get their team out there and 399 00:28:22.369 --> 00:28:26.890 to get their team out their own time as well. That's that's something that 400 00:28:26.970 --> 00:28:30.920 can be a challenge to it is, I know I many of our team 401 00:28:30.960 --> 00:28:34.119 leads will text they're entire they have a group text for their team and they'll 402 00:28:34.119 --> 00:28:38.519 text them the night before to make sure everybody is on board that they're going 403 00:28:38.519 --> 00:28:41.470 to be there. And then we also use a calendar, a Google calendar, 404 00:28:41.589 --> 00:28:47.069 so that not only the team itself for that day. She's whether there's 405 00:28:47.069 --> 00:28:52.190 a full team, but the entire body of volunteers sees every single day and 406 00:28:52.309 --> 00:28:56.380 if they've got some spare time they will fill in gaps sometimes. Yeah, 407 00:28:56.380 --> 00:29:00.299 yeah, you normally the way that we do things as far as like if 408 00:29:00.299 --> 00:29:03.900 a brand new volunteer comes and they ask when do you need me to volunteer? 409 00:29:03.940 --> 00:29:06.980 Or even if they come out and, because I know you've seen this, 410 00:29:07.140 --> 00:29:08.180 we talked about this, we have a brand new person come out and 411 00:29:08.180 --> 00:29:11.009 they're like, I want to come out every day, I'm going to be 412 00:29:11.049 --> 00:29:12.730 out here five days a week within it, we actually we don't want you 413 00:29:12.769 --> 00:29:18.130 to do that because you'll get burned out. I would rather you commit to 414 00:29:18.289 --> 00:29:22.369 one day a week. That's what we normally ask for. Hour or three 415 00:29:22.450 --> 00:29:26.880 hours. Actually in Charlotte three hours, which I think is kind of the 416 00:29:26.920 --> 00:29:30.240 sweet spot. Three hours, four hours is a lot, but three hours 417 00:29:30.880 --> 00:29:36.200 one day a week, and we want you to do that every you know, 418 00:29:36.319 --> 00:29:38.710 consistently every so if you're going to do Tuesday, every Tuesday, that's 419 00:29:38.750 --> 00:29:41.670 our ask normal and that will take what we can get. If somebody says 420 00:29:41.710 --> 00:29:47.309 I can only come out twice a month, then every other we will encourage 421 00:29:47.309 --> 00:29:49.910 people to make it as regular as possible so that the team leads can plan 422 00:29:51.190 --> 00:29:53.500 right. They know that such and such person comes out every other Tuesday, 423 00:29:53.940 --> 00:29:57.740 such and such other person comes out every other Tuesday, so they can kind 424 00:29:57.740 --> 00:30:03.740 of see they'll have an extra person every day of the month, but it's 425 00:30:03.740 --> 00:30:06.299 just going to be a different person, if that makes sense. Yeah, 426 00:30:06.299 --> 00:30:08.130 and I will. I will tell you that I'm pretty forth right now with 427 00:30:08.369 --> 00:30:11.849 new volunteers when they say I'm just I'm planning to come whenever I can, 428 00:30:11.930 --> 00:30:15.250 and I will flat out say, you know, we would never turn someone 429 00:30:15.289 --> 00:30:19.289 away, but that honestly doesn't help us. Yeah, because we don't know 430 00:30:19.490 --> 00:30:23.200 then if we have a full team and we would still have to have extra 431 00:30:23.319 --> 00:30:26.680 people covering. So if you're going to be once a month, that's fine, 432 00:30:26.759 --> 00:30:30.039 we understand, but make sure it's the first week of every month. 433 00:30:30.079 --> 00:30:33.119 There's something that is, like you said, regular, yeah, or it 434 00:30:33.559 --> 00:30:38.150 really doesn't help us there. And they're basically untrained if they don't come very 435 00:30:38.230 --> 00:30:44.069 often. Once a month is twelve times a year. That's hard in this 436 00:30:44.670 --> 00:30:48.710 difficulty ministry. I would not recommend it. You know, I think two 437 00:30:48.750 --> 00:30:52.259 times a month it's really the minimum someone should really commit. Tell Yeah, 438 00:30:52.740 --> 00:30:56.619 yeah, and again you take what you can get. So if people come 439 00:30:56.700 --> 00:31:00.180 out once a month, you take it. But in reality, like I 440 00:31:00.339 --> 00:31:04.609 mean, I can't remember a single time where somebody has told me, yea, 441 00:31:04.609 --> 00:31:10.089 I'll just come out when I can, when they actually become a faithful 442 00:31:10.490 --> 00:31:14.970 person. Because whenever you can. This is an intense ministry. No one 443 00:31:15.009 --> 00:31:18.880 wants to do it and if you leave it in reality you might say you're 444 00:31:18.880 --> 00:31:22.079 leaving it up to holy to the Holy Spirit to lead you, but in 445 00:31:22.200 --> 00:31:25.519 reality you're leaving it up to your flesh to tell you whether or not you 446 00:31:25.599 --> 00:31:27.440 want to be out there. If you say I'm going to show it when 447 00:31:27.440 --> 00:31:32.869 I want to, whenever I'm able to, you're going to give yourself all 448 00:31:32.990 --> 00:31:36.710 kinds of reasons to not come out. You know, volunteer they're going to 449 00:31:36.750 --> 00:31:38.309 do that and to give themselves all kinds of reasons not to come out. 450 00:31:38.349 --> 00:31:41.230 And so they may show up whenever they you know, are quotes, whenever 451 00:31:41.309 --> 00:31:47.180 they want to or whether they're able to air quotes again, and they may 452 00:31:47.299 --> 00:31:52.500 do that for a month, maybe couple of days of the week, and 453 00:31:52.539 --> 00:31:55.220 then you'll see them one day the next week and then you might see them 454 00:31:55.299 --> 00:31:57.700 and another day that next week and you'll see him kind of taper off and 455 00:31:57.740 --> 00:32:01.849 then you won't see him again, because there it might be spiritualizing it and 456 00:32:01.890 --> 00:32:06.369 say I'm just going to be led by the Holy Spirit, when in reality, 457 00:32:06.410 --> 00:32:08.809 let's be honest, it's probably going to be your flesh leading this thing 458 00:32:08.970 --> 00:32:13.650 and to get up in the morning to go out to a place to try 459 00:32:13.650 --> 00:32:16.680 to convince people not to kill their children while you being hated and getting yelled 460 00:32:16.720 --> 00:32:20.400 at by the people who are out there to oppose you or by some of 461 00:32:20.400 --> 00:32:22.680 the mom is going in. Your flesh doesn't really like that stuff. So 462 00:32:22.880 --> 00:32:30.470 to me, like God is after faithfulness. God wants faithfulness from people, 463 00:32:30.470 --> 00:32:35.990 Right, and faithfulness and faithfulness and commitment right. And faithfulness is not doing 464 00:32:36.150 --> 00:32:38.789 something that you're supposed to do when you feel like it. Faithfulness is doing 465 00:32:38.910 --> 00:32:42.750 what you're supposed to do whether you feel like it or not, like it's 466 00:32:42.829 --> 00:32:45.619 God going to find you where you said you would be, when you said 467 00:32:45.660 --> 00:32:52.140 you would be there. That's faithfulness right, and so that's what I encourage 468 00:32:52.180 --> 00:32:54.339 people that want to volunteer. God want you to be faithful and I think 469 00:32:54.460 --> 00:32:59.930 that being faithful to a particular day in particular time like put it on your 470 00:32:59.970 --> 00:33:02.569 calendar. Is the devil's going to try to discourage you from coming right? 471 00:33:02.730 --> 00:33:07.650 That's just going to happen. We've talked about that in the past. But 472 00:33:07.690 --> 00:33:09.170 if you've got it on your calendar and you make it as a commitment to 473 00:33:09.250 --> 00:33:13.759 the Lord, God will honor that. Even if you do get up feeling 474 00:33:13.839 --> 00:33:15.240 groggy and you don't want to go, but you decide I'm going to go 475 00:33:15.359 --> 00:33:22.559 anyway, those are the days when actually some pretty remarkable things often times happen 476 00:33:22.640 --> 00:33:25.440 the days when you go and you don't feel like going. So anyway. 477 00:33:25.519 --> 00:33:29.470 Look, me not go too far on the tangent there, but that's just 478 00:33:29.549 --> 00:33:32.710 some encouragement. I can think about volunteers getting people plugged in faithfully. So 479 00:33:32.869 --> 00:33:37.470 the third thing for a team lead would be to gather the equipment. Now, 480 00:33:37.470 --> 00:33:39.269 again, this is going to vary from city to city and depending on 481 00:33:39.309 --> 00:33:44.059 what equipment you guys use. Some people use amplified sound, some people don't, 482 00:33:44.579 --> 00:33:49.220 some people use more signage than others and things like that. I Um. 483 00:33:49.539 --> 00:33:52.940 But if you've got equipment that you guys use in your ministry, we 484 00:33:52.619 --> 00:33:57.089 we set up a camera to record, not to regard the patients, but 485 00:33:57.289 --> 00:34:00.529 to record really if anybody threatens us. It's really an accountability thing. So 486 00:34:00.809 --> 00:34:06.529 maybe the camera, microphone, literature that you're going to need for the day. 487 00:34:06.650 --> 00:34:08.730 So the team lead is really responsible for making sure all the stuff that 488 00:34:08.769 --> 00:34:15.159 you need to conduct a ministry is there. The team lead will place signs 489 00:34:15.039 --> 00:34:17.280 and wherever they need to be, making sure people who are going to be 490 00:34:17.320 --> 00:34:22.639 holding signs have signs. And you know, we talked about this and I 491 00:34:22.760 --> 00:34:28.230 think a previous podcast where we talked about how you can actually designyone in the 492 00:34:28.269 --> 00:34:30.909 new believers podcast, remember, we talked about how you can kind of give 493 00:34:30.949 --> 00:34:34.429 responsibilities to new believers. So, as a team lead, you can actually 494 00:34:34.469 --> 00:34:37.869 give some of these responsibilities to your team. Just make sure you're doing it 495 00:34:37.989 --> 00:34:42.340 wisely. You don't give the responsibility for making sure literature gets there to somebody 496 00:34:42.380 --> 00:34:45.820 who's not very faithful, so that you don't wind up not having literature something 497 00:34:45.860 --> 00:34:47.420 like that. Hey, but you can, you know, you can delegate 498 00:34:47.500 --> 00:34:52.099 some of these responsibilities as a team lead and you can train your team leads 499 00:34:52.139 --> 00:34:55.090 to delegate these responsibilities. The fifth thing you have here, which I think 500 00:34:55.130 --> 00:35:00.130 is really important in something that can be neglected is making sure the team begins 501 00:35:00.170 --> 00:35:05.329 with prayer. Now, I know we're out there and sometimes we're getting out 502 00:35:05.329 --> 00:35:08.119 there when the MOMS are arriving, right. So if we're getting there at 503 00:35:08.119 --> 00:35:13.639 nine at Latrobe, sometimes the women are coming into the abortion center. So 504 00:35:13.679 --> 00:35:15.880 we need to pray real quick and just dedicate that time to the Lord real 505 00:35:15.920 --> 00:35:21.630 quick. Wick pray with Your Eyes Open. We always designate somebody. If 506 00:35:21.670 --> 00:35:23.750 we're praying in a circle, we pray near the driveway because that's the priority 507 00:35:23.789 --> 00:35:27.670 position, number one, right. So we pray near the driveway and we 508 00:35:27.710 --> 00:35:30.389 say hey, who wants to pray with their eyes open to make sure that 509 00:35:30.710 --> 00:35:34.070 if somebody comes in they can give them literature. But we do make sure 510 00:35:34.429 --> 00:35:37.500 and begin it with prayer, like we're out there for Jesus. We want 511 00:35:37.500 --> 00:35:39.460 to dedicate the time to him. It helps us just build that sense of 512 00:35:39.539 --> 00:35:43.460 unity and so we want to begin with prayer, but also we want to 513 00:35:43.539 --> 00:35:45.579 end with prayer if we're able to. But you know, if you've got 514 00:35:45.699 --> 00:35:49.500 people trickling in, and that does happen, we want everybody to be there 515 00:35:49.539 --> 00:35:52.690 at nine, but some people come at five, some people come at you 516 00:35:52.769 --> 00:35:53.809 know, eight. Hundred and fifty eight or something like that, and so 517 00:35:53.969 --> 00:36:00.730 not everybody shows at the same time. Probably around like when when things slow 518 00:36:00.809 --> 00:36:05.320 down a little bit, maybe like, I don't know, nine twenty five 519 00:36:05.440 --> 00:36:07.360 or something. Maybe it's a little earlier than that. Kind of circle. 520 00:36:07.400 --> 00:36:12.159 Any everybody in together real quick and just pray and be be flexible with that. 521 00:36:12.280 --> 00:36:15.559 But it is good just dedicate the ministry time to the Lord in prayer. 522 00:36:16.199 --> 00:36:20.110 The next thing is, and this is really important for us, is 523 00:36:20.190 --> 00:36:22.190 that we have our team leads for each day that they're out there right or 524 00:36:22.269 --> 00:36:25.710 report of what happened out there. And it's not an extensive report. It's 525 00:36:25.710 --> 00:36:30.789 just we have a couple things that we ask them to note, like how 526 00:36:30.829 --> 00:36:34.380 many how many people showed up for an abortion, rough estimate, you know, 527 00:36:34.539 --> 00:36:37.820 how many pieces of literature handed out? How many moms chose life, 528 00:36:37.420 --> 00:36:44.300 how many moms chose Jesus, turned their life to Jesus? Even lights of 529 00:36:44.420 --> 00:36:46.530 the day? Yeah, we we have them do like a short little ride 530 00:36:46.530 --> 00:36:51.570 up of any significant events that happen. We actually have them shoot a quick 531 00:36:51.570 --> 00:36:57.329 little like one minute video just recapping and that's actually a way to help all 532 00:36:57.409 --> 00:37:00.769 the teams stay connected. Those reports are not just for us to keep tracking 533 00:37:00.849 --> 00:37:05.400 numbers. They're actually pretty relational. We have a facebook group, secret facebook 534 00:37:05.400 --> 00:37:07.920 group, where all of our team leads and all of our teams, just 535 00:37:07.079 --> 00:37:13.079 everybody who's a volunteer with love life on the sidewalk talk about these things and 536 00:37:13.199 --> 00:37:15.510 they look. You know, the Wednesday team looks for the Post that happened 537 00:37:15.590 --> 00:37:19.829 on Monday and Tuesday just to see what God's doing out there and it's encouraging. 538 00:37:20.590 --> 00:37:23.469 It's a way also for the leadership, for you as a missionary, 539 00:37:23.630 --> 00:37:27.710 the person that's heading up the sidewalk ministry, to see what's going on with 540 00:37:27.829 --> 00:37:30.340 your team. You know you've got a team lead that's out there hidding things 541 00:37:30.380 --> 00:37:32.340 up on Monday and you're not out there. It's nice to know what's going 542 00:37:32.420 --> 00:37:37.340 on and kind of what they experienced. You can help encourage them and maybe 543 00:37:37.380 --> 00:37:42.539 answer some questions some struggles that they have. So it's also a really good 544 00:37:42.539 --> 00:37:47.050 way for the team lead to specifically target and encourage each member of their team 545 00:37:47.289 --> 00:37:52.849 and when they're writing up their report we try to to pick out one thing 546 00:37:52.090 --> 00:37:58.840 each person did that was really noteworthy to encourage them. Hey, Chrissie was 547 00:37:59.000 --> 00:38:02.480 really so great at calling out to every single mom. Yeah, without fail, 548 00:38:02.719 --> 00:38:07.239 you know, something along those lines, so that again, every team 549 00:38:07.360 --> 00:38:10.239 member feels noticed and encouraged, and the team report is really a nice place 550 00:38:10.360 --> 00:38:15.030 to put that. Yeah, to give a public aclamation for for what these 551 00:38:15.110 --> 00:38:19.030 people are doing, which our volunteers, which is really pretty remarkable. Yeah, 552 00:38:20.230 --> 00:38:22.349 yeah, and the next thing, which is kind of all on the 553 00:38:22.429 --> 00:38:25.510 lines of heaven the necessary equipment, is be sure team has necessary supplies like 554 00:38:25.630 --> 00:38:31.780 tshirts and pamphlets. I'll talk about t shirts in particular. If your love 555 00:38:31.940 --> 00:38:36.340 life, we try to get our sidewalk teams to have the hope is here, 556 00:38:36.420 --> 00:38:39.500 the coral hope is here shirts, just to show some uniformity to the 557 00:38:39.659 --> 00:38:44.570 team, and so the team lead is responsible for making sure that all their 558 00:38:44.650 --> 00:38:49.849 team has a t shirt so that we all, you know, are looking 559 00:38:49.889 --> 00:38:52.769 the same. Right. There's kind of this this look so that when somebody 560 00:38:52.889 --> 00:38:57.679 comes, maybe a pastor comes out to see the ministry, we can identify 561 00:38:57.719 --> 00:39:00.320 who our people are to say, you know, the people in the coral 562 00:39:00.400 --> 00:39:02.599 shirts or our team, because there might be other individuals that are out there. 563 00:39:02.639 --> 00:39:07.199 They're not not with love life and maybe they're doing things that are not 564 00:39:07.360 --> 00:39:09.389 necessarily helpful. They're not. They're good, they're pro lifers, but they're 565 00:39:09.389 --> 00:39:15.550 not doing things the way that we train people to do, which oftentimes it's 566 00:39:15.590 --> 00:39:19.590 not the case. It's actually the case. Is More like there's just individuals 567 00:39:19.630 --> 00:39:22.550 out there doing what God's called him to do and it's helpful and it's fine, 568 00:39:22.630 --> 00:39:25.179 but at least we can identify who our team is and that sort of 569 00:39:25.179 --> 00:39:29.619 stuff, and it does. You know, we've had we've had some crazy's 570 00:39:29.739 --> 00:39:34.579 over the years. I think we've mentioned on on the podcast one crazy gay 571 00:39:34.619 --> 00:39:37.860 that was in Charlotte. He's definitely not a love life guy and just set 572 00:39:37.940 --> 00:39:40.690 some whacked out and crazy stuff and I don't have to throw him under the 573 00:39:40.889 --> 00:39:44.489 US every time when somebody new comes out, I can just say, Hey, 574 00:39:45.329 --> 00:39:46.610 the people in the coral shirts are with us. I don't have to 575 00:39:46.650 --> 00:39:50.570 talk about that guy and how bad he is. Just people in the coral 576 00:39:50.650 --> 00:39:53.639 shirts there with us and that's a way to identify anyway. So I'm rabbit 577 00:39:53.679 --> 00:39:57.480 trailing for the MOMS as well, by the way, not just for pastors 578 00:39:57.559 --> 00:40:00.880 coming out to view our team, but for the MOM's going in. Yeah, 579 00:40:00.880 --> 00:40:02.920 there are people that we really just agree with what they're saying. We 580 00:40:04.079 --> 00:40:07.309 don't have to say anything. We just have to say all of us in 581 00:40:07.349 --> 00:40:09.829 the coral tshirts are offering you these resources. Why don't you come and talk 582 00:40:09.869 --> 00:40:14.389 with us? So it identifies us for the mothers as well. Yeah, 583 00:40:14.389 --> 00:40:20.630 yeah, absolutely, that's good. Number eight here you have deal with crisis 584 00:40:20.710 --> 00:40:24.300 interventions. So if there's some kind of serious situation going on and the police 585 00:40:24.380 --> 00:40:28.420 meeting need to be called, normally it's the team lead that's going to head 586 00:40:28.420 --> 00:40:34.460 that up and even deal with the police, and the team leads responsible for 587 00:40:34.579 --> 00:40:37.769 putting away the equipment and supplies, making sure all that gets packed up. 588 00:40:37.489 --> 00:40:42.170 Taking pictures. We want to like in those facebook post that we talked about 589 00:40:42.170 --> 00:40:45.210 again, this is a secret group that is not going out publicly, but 590 00:40:45.289 --> 00:40:46.929 we encourage the team leads to take a picture of their team in action. 591 00:40:47.010 --> 00:40:51.719 It's encouraging for people to see that you know they're what they're doing is being 592 00:40:51.840 --> 00:40:55.639 noticed by the Lord, but also by their team leads, and its encourage 593 00:40:55.639 --> 00:40:59.880 and seeing pictures of people out there in action doing what God's called him to 594 00:40:59.920 --> 00:41:01.800 do. And so the team lead will take, you know, a few 595 00:41:01.880 --> 00:41:07.949 photos, two or three pictures, maybe a picture of the team together, 596 00:41:08.070 --> 00:41:12.469 like a little sale feet or something like that. It's just encouraging to see 597 00:41:12.510 --> 00:41:15.949 each other's faces. There are people that volunteer on Thursdays. It never see 598 00:41:15.150 --> 00:41:20.260 in person the people on Tuesday, but they see him in pictures and it's 599 00:41:20.260 --> 00:41:22.739 just a blessing and it helps build that the unity that's so necessary for the 600 00:41:22.820 --> 00:41:27.980 body to work together. Number Eleven. You have be sure all team members 601 00:41:28.019 --> 00:41:30.500 understand how to access and use the calendar, so the calendar that we use 602 00:41:30.579 --> 00:41:36.329 to organize the volunteers. The team leads are are helping their teams to get 603 00:41:36.409 --> 00:41:38.369 on the calendar and get access to the calendar because there can be some challenges 604 00:41:38.409 --> 00:41:43.769 there. And then, finally, and this is important, the team leads 605 00:41:43.849 --> 00:41:47.079 responsible to keep the chit chat to a minimum. Like we're out there to 606 00:41:47.239 --> 00:41:51.440 save babies and proclaim the Gospel. We're not out there to Chit Chat. 607 00:41:51.559 --> 00:41:53.199 Now, it's going to happen. We're going to talk amongst ourselves. We 608 00:41:53.360 --> 00:41:57.760 love each other, we want to encourage each other, absolutely, but when 609 00:41:57.800 --> 00:42:00.920 it gets to the point where it's just Chit Chat, especially, and this 610 00:42:00.079 --> 00:42:06.070 is really gets under my skin right now, I've done it myself to so 611 00:42:06.429 --> 00:42:08.750 it gets I get under my own skin sometimes, but when people are out 612 00:42:08.750 --> 00:42:14.110 there Chit Chat and especially when they start laughing and spasically, like loud laughing 613 00:42:14.150 --> 00:42:16.460 because somebody says something funny. I mean, Vicki, you say funny stuff 614 00:42:16.539 --> 00:42:20.900 sometimes and you might say it out there and I want to laugh out loud. 615 00:42:21.940 --> 00:42:24.500 But it's not the appropriate place for that. It's not the appropriate place 616 00:42:24.780 --> 00:42:28.380 for for Chit Chat and all that stuff. Again, it happens, but 617 00:42:28.460 --> 00:42:31.690 the team leads responsible for trying to keep that to a minimum and maintain help 618 00:42:31.769 --> 00:42:36.570 maintain the focus while we're out there, and so the team lead might graciously, 619 00:42:36.610 --> 00:42:40.610 if somebody's been chit chatting and just the breeze and and giggling for five 620 00:42:40.730 --> 00:42:43.730 minutes, the team lead might go over and say, Hey, guys, 621 00:42:43.769 --> 00:42:47.639 we just got to remember, like we're here to help these MOMS and we're 622 00:42:47.639 --> 00:42:52.079 here to proclaim the Gospel and they're killing babies in there. So team leads 623 00:42:52.159 --> 00:42:55.880 responsible for that, keeping the team focused. One of the ways that's really 624 00:42:55.960 --> 00:43:01.710 important to help that, to help people not Chit Chat and Group up together 625 00:43:01.949 --> 00:43:06.510 is to have those positions that we talked about. If you give you give 626 00:43:06.550 --> 00:43:10.150 people a place to stand and then separate them yet because spread them out it's 627 00:43:10.190 --> 00:43:14.820 going to minimize that. But again, it's gonna Happen. We've got to 628 00:43:14.860 --> 00:43:17.739 be gracious, we've got to be patient. We don't need to be angry 629 00:43:17.780 --> 00:43:21.900 and mean about it because people keep chit chatting, although it might need to 630 00:43:21.980 --> 00:43:23.860 be addressed one on one with somebody, if they just keep doing in it 631 00:43:23.940 --> 00:43:28.809 keeps being a problem. I mean, what's what's a tragedy is if, 632 00:43:29.409 --> 00:43:31.769 you know, we're Chit chatting, we're shooting the breeze or whatever, because 633 00:43:31.769 --> 00:43:35.250 there's a law in the day and things are kind of, you know, 634 00:43:35.449 --> 00:43:37.010 not a whole lot of activity, and they say, you know, a 635 00:43:37.090 --> 00:43:39.929 mom pulls into the parking lot, we miss her, we don't give her 636 00:43:39.929 --> 00:43:44.800 an opportunity to get literature. Or somebody walks into the door the abortion center. 637 00:43:44.840 --> 00:43:47.079 They don't get addressed because we've been out there chit chatting like that's a 638 00:43:47.199 --> 00:43:52.280 failure on our part and we need to be conscious not to not to let 639 00:43:52.400 --> 00:43:57.429 that happen as much as we can. Yeah, yeah, so I think 640 00:43:57.469 --> 00:44:00.949 that's a good general list and it'll differ, of course, at every setting, 641 00:44:00.190 --> 00:44:04.829 but but the team leaders critical because that's a big list. You can 642 00:44:04.909 --> 00:44:08.389 see it's a lot to keep track of. So the the ideal qualities of 643 00:44:08.550 --> 00:44:13.699 the team lead. I think we sort of discuss that in our last podcast. 644 00:44:14.380 --> 00:44:19.940 But you know, obviously deeply abiding in God's word, committed and lead 645 00:44:20.019 --> 00:44:23.179 by example is really important. If you show up early, your team's going 646 00:44:23.219 --> 00:44:28.570 to notice and hopefully they'll show up earlier on time. and to be an 647 00:44:28.650 --> 00:44:34.650 encourager. Yeah, and probably a seasoned believer in a seasoned counselor as much 648 00:44:34.690 --> 00:44:37.130 as possible. Yeah, so that you know what you're talking about at both 649 00:44:37.530 --> 00:44:42.199 about God and both about what's happening there on the sidewalk. Because yes, 650 00:44:42.360 --> 00:44:45.639 really really useful. Yeah, absolutely, and you skipped every one there that 651 00:44:45.800 --> 00:44:49.679 thinks really important. I won't Labor long on that point. But number four 652 00:44:50.000 --> 00:44:52.949 of the ideal qualities someone that's not afraid to confront. You've got to be 653 00:44:53.070 --> 00:44:57.989 willing have to. Sadly you do have to. Yeah, and not all 654 00:44:58.110 --> 00:45:00.869 the time, and what we mean is confront your team and say hey, 655 00:45:00.949 --> 00:45:04.269 guys, you're not doing right. But you've got to be willing to graciously 656 00:45:04.429 --> 00:45:08.900 confront and just think people need guidance and direction and encouragement and be to be 657 00:45:08.980 --> 00:45:13.260 spurred onto love and good works. We all need that. But the team 658 00:45:13.260 --> 00:45:16.260 lead needs to be able to address that and you even if there's issues that 659 00:45:16.340 --> 00:45:21.570 are that are difficult to address. I don't know. I mean maybe somebody 660 00:45:21.610 --> 00:45:24.329 keeps on getting into argument with the pro boards. The team team lead needs 661 00:45:24.329 --> 00:45:28.650 to be able to take them across the street and address them and say hey, 662 00:45:28.730 --> 00:45:31.090 in a matthew a team model like we encourage everyone, that you need 663 00:45:31.130 --> 00:45:35.250 to stop doing this and then, I think the flow of things, if 664 00:45:35.369 --> 00:45:37.480 that person, if that volunteer, doesn't stop, the team leads addressed them 665 00:45:37.920 --> 00:45:42.119 and they don't stop, then the next level will be to take it to 666 00:45:42.599 --> 00:45:45.679 you, to the missionary, or Vicky in your case, take it to 667 00:45:45.760 --> 00:45:51.190 you and then if you address it together with that team lead, if then 668 00:45:51.269 --> 00:45:54.670 it doesn't change, then you'll probably bring it to me and will probably tell 669 00:45:54.710 --> 00:45:58.469 that person to hit the road. But that hasn't happened yet, thank God. 670 00:45:58.789 --> 00:46:01.150 So yes, I don't know if you want to. You want to 671 00:46:01.190 --> 00:46:07.460 wrap up with that suggested inspiring ideas for the team. I think that is 672 00:46:07.500 --> 00:46:09.980 a good, good thing to just end with. Is Is, what are 673 00:46:10.059 --> 00:46:15.059 some things that you can do that will help to build that team come out 674 00:46:15.219 --> 00:46:22.530 camaraderie and to help them to stay cohesive and encourage and some ideas are to 675 00:46:22.690 --> 00:46:25.090 do a Bible study with the team members. Maybe it's going to be by 676 00:46:25.130 --> 00:46:29.610 a zoom meeting or something, but just if not a full Bible study, 677 00:46:29.690 --> 00:46:35.400 maybe just supposed to a video of an encouraging verse that that you put out 678 00:46:35.440 --> 00:46:38.599 on the team page. I do that a lot because it's time. It's 679 00:46:38.679 --> 00:46:46.119 just easier with with a busy schedule and doing those group emails and text to 680 00:46:46.389 --> 00:46:51.510 team members to encourage them. Yeah, for people that I know that are 681 00:46:51.550 --> 00:46:54.909 struggling or especially if I've confronted and there's an issue that they know is an 682 00:46:54.949 --> 00:46:59.909 issue with them and I've already addressed it, when I see them working towards 683 00:46:59.989 --> 00:47:04.699 improving in that area, I will send them a text immediately after that stint 684 00:47:04.820 --> 00:47:07.380 that they've been out there, their time out on the sidewalk and tell them, 685 00:47:07.420 --> 00:47:09.820 Hey, I noticed that you really stuck to your post today. I 686 00:47:09.980 --> 00:47:15.059 did that just yesterday and I just I'm really proud of you that you did 687 00:47:15.099 --> 00:47:17.530 a great job and that is a really, I think, a good thing 688 00:47:17.610 --> 00:47:22.809 to do, especially if you've confronted someone. So pointing out what they've done 689 00:47:22.809 --> 00:47:31.880 right daily, pointing out how they can be improving and again always sandwiching that 690 00:47:32.199 --> 00:47:37.000 with what they have done. That is really wonderful, and then maybe saying 691 00:47:37.280 --> 00:47:42.280 maybe here's an area that you could work on. If possible, schedule time 692 00:47:42.480 --> 00:47:45.670 away from the sidewalk. I know that it is not always possible, but 693 00:47:46.829 --> 00:47:51.469 there are many people out there that are just all of them that are just 694 00:47:51.670 --> 00:47:55.070 so wonderful in the Chitch had is because we all love each other so much 695 00:47:55.150 --> 00:48:00.579 and because they are wonderful people. So if you can schedule downtime away from 696 00:48:00.579 --> 00:48:02.539 the sidewalk, go out for a coffee before or after, have a team 697 00:48:02.780 --> 00:48:07.059 function like a picnic or something, which we always do, try to do 698 00:48:07.139 --> 00:48:12.539 at least once a year. I think that that goes a long way towards 699 00:48:12.699 --> 00:48:19.730 encouraging everybody. And then the the final thing is to using that private group 700 00:48:19.730 --> 00:48:24.889 or whatever you've decided to use, that publicly acknowledges some of the you know, 701 00:48:25.050 --> 00:48:30.719 things that you've seen that are great about your fellow volunteers so that they 702 00:48:30.760 --> 00:48:36.440 do feel encouraged. Even when we post those reports, other team members will 703 00:48:36.599 --> 00:48:40.119 often post in the comments section something that they noticed about another team member. 704 00:48:40.469 --> 00:48:45.550 So the whole team is rising up to encourage each other. Yeah, and 705 00:48:45.909 --> 00:48:51.030 that it is so important because you do lose people when they have through discouragement. 706 00:48:51.070 --> 00:48:53.309 It is a it's a rough ministry and we do need to think team 707 00:48:53.349 --> 00:49:00.820 leads especially, but about how we can really keep everybody inspired to be the 708 00:49:00.980 --> 00:49:07.579 best that they can be before God and to reflect him more beautifully every every 709 00:49:07.619 --> 00:49:09.929 time that they're out there. Yeah, so that's about it that we have 710 00:49:10.130 --> 00:49:15.170 for that for that article, and as always, we will post that article 711 00:49:15.170 --> 00:49:20.849 along with this podcast. I think it's I think it's really important for everybody 712 00:49:21.289 --> 00:49:27.639 to really be very intentional in setting up teams and team leads and thinking about 713 00:49:27.679 --> 00:49:30.920 how to encourage your teams. Yeah, absolutely. You know, God is 714 00:49:30.000 --> 00:49:34.280 a god of order. Yeah, and as much as we can, we 715 00:49:34.400 --> 00:49:38.230 want to be a people of order and organizing teams. Of course, some 716 00:49:38.469 --> 00:49:44.590 cities are there's more available volunteers and others. I get the frustrations. Like 717 00:49:45.110 --> 00:49:49.429 I love to start teams because we need teams, but I just don't have 718 00:49:49.550 --> 00:49:53.019 any people more than just me and myself for you know whatever. I get 719 00:49:53.059 --> 00:49:59.780 it, but if you don't prepare the soil and put the seeds in the 720 00:49:59.900 --> 00:50:04.179 ground, then you shouldn't expect a harvest right so before you start getting all 721 00:50:04.219 --> 00:50:06.940 these people that want to enter, be interested and want to come out there 722 00:50:06.980 --> 00:50:09.090 and volunteer on the sidewalk, have a framework together for it right you be 723 00:50:09.170 --> 00:50:13.969 ahead of the game. So hopefully this episode encourage you guys to do that. 724 00:50:14.170 --> 00:50:19.690 Gave you some some tips and some of our experiences and just some encouragement 725 00:50:19.690 --> 00:50:22.719 in this area of building teams. If you want to reach out to me, 726 00:50:22.760 --> 00:50:25.360 if you have any questions about this, or want to reach out to 727 00:50:25.360 --> 00:50:30.400 Vicky have any further questions about this or other topics, we would love to 728 00:50:30.599 --> 00:50:32.000 hear from you. You can reach out to me, Daniel at Love Life 729 00:50:32.039 --> 00:50:35.989 Dot Org. You can reach her, Vicky at Love Life Dot Org. 730 00:50:36.070 --> 00:50:39.030 We'd love to hear from you. Please leave us a review and until next 731 00:50:39.070 --> 00:50:52.059 time, God bless yea bless give me our love for love, give me 732 00:50:52.820 --> 00:51:05.050 our love for gratitude. I know it will cost me my life. Nothing's 733 00:51:05.210 --> 00:51:07.809 too precious and some that you