Overview of a Team Meeting
Elements of a team meeting:
Team meetings are a great way to reach a targeted audience, (a specific team, club or group). Its purpose is to create an interest among the students in your Christian club. You will also use your team meeting to invite the students to an evangelistic party in the following few days. Team meetings usually take about 20 minutes. The flow usually looks something like this:
· Coach gets team together either before or after practice. (before may be best)
· Student introduces guest speaker.
Guest speaker gives one of
team talk outlines based on the expressed need of the team.
· Get comments from team. (5 minutes)
After the speaker finishes, have the student or an adult involved with your Christian group share that they would like feedback from the team. What did they think about the talk? Was it helpful? What will the team members apply from the talk they just heard? Ask for the students names. Use the pre evangelistic meeting comment card. These comment cards are important because they help you to know which students want to know more about your group.
· Pass out flyer
Use this to invite students to come to the pizza party after practice in the next day or two. This is where the team members can hear about your Christian group. Explain that your group not only encourages the students in the physical aspects of life, but in all areas of life. Your group is here to help develop students to be all around athletes, both on and off the field, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Have students put an
x on their comment card if they plan to come to the pizza party.
· Collect cards
· Thank the coach
HOW TO SET UP A TEAM MEETING
Set up an appointment with the coach.
EVANGELISTIC TEAM MEETING
The second part of the team meeting (the evangelistic team meeting) is a great way to create spiritual interest among students through a relevant presentation. This meeting usually includes an emcee, a fun competitive game, someone who gives his personal testimony, and someone who presents a short evangelistic message. Comment cards are used again, just as in the part one team meeting. Students with an expressed interest should be followed up immediately after the event. (They should receive a call no more than 2 days later.)
Principles to remember:
· A home is best (if not use a quiet class room on campus)
· Immediately after practice
· Use a non-threatening crowd-breaker
Give students an opportunity to leave after the game. Tell them you are going to continue the discussion from the other day. In order for many of the changes to take place that we mentioned, a heart change needs to occur. This can only happen through a personal relationship with Christ. He can make us the ultimate athlete. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, please feel free to leave and Im so glad we got to meet you and have some fun playing games. Continue into the talk.
· Share the gospel
· Use visual aids
· Have a student testimony
· Do comment cards
· Have food afterwards
· Meet with students soon call to set up an after school appointment
· Begin follow-up Bible study