Lots of interesting comments about my "We don't have a database guy" post. I'm enjoying the deep thoughts and variety of perspectives. That first post was a broad stroke overview of our SuperTeam strategy as it looks today.
The implementation of our SuperTeam is something that has evolved and scaled over time. It wasn't necessary when the church was planted. Our size and ministry shape didn't warrant it or require it. As the church grew, the ministry attributes changed, the technology landscape of our culture shifted ... and we've adapted.
The "gist" of our SuperTeam evolution goes a little something like this.
If it's just you right now, your first step is to build the foundation for a SuperTeam by partnering with one other person to help champion cross-training and ownership. It will just grow from there. Remember, that every person on the SuperTeam brings their leadership gifts to the table in their specialty zone. The "guide" is the one that rallies the team, calls the plays, negotiates deliverables, etc. The guide advocates the balance between individual needs and corporate needs.
Along the way, it's been a learning process. You know the drill: a few steps forward, a few steps back. A couple of stumbles a couple of skinned knees. But, we've made it over the hump with our team synergy, systems and technology. We haven't "arrived" but we're doing it in team...trying to cover the infinite touch points.