Learning from ants: a look at evangelists and cross-cultural missionaries. Lausanne World Pulse: June 01, 2007.
Learning from ants: intelligent swarms in many settings. Lausanne World Pulse: September 01, 2007.
Learning from ants: missionary teams and the pyramid model. Lausanne World Pulse: August 01, 2007.
Learning from ants: missionary teams and the skyscraper analogy. Lausanne World Pulse: July 01, 2007.
Learning from ants: the possibility of missionary swarms. Lausanne World Pulse: October 01, 2007.
When Team Relationships take a Dive by Chris Bocutt 03/05
Mackin, Sandra. “Multinational Teams: Smooth as Silk or Rough as Rawhide.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 28 (1992): 134-140.


At (tons of links to article summaries)

Team Development

Jarvenpaa, Sirkka L. and Dorothy E. Leidner. Communication and Trust in Global Virtual Teams (1989). Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication’s 3 (4) June 1998



Barna, George.  Building Effective Lay Leadership Teams. Ventura, CA Issachar Resources, 2001.
Chalke, Steve with Penny Relph, Making A Team Work, Kingsway, Eastbourne, 1995
Cladis, George, Leading The Team-Based Church: How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1999 (
Cordeiro, Wayne. Doing Church as a Team.
Cormack, Dr David, Team Spirit: People Working With People, MARC Europe, 1987
Heuser, Roger (ed.), Leadership & Team Building: Transforming Congregational Ministry Through Teams, Christian Ministry Resources, Matthews, North Carolina, 1999
Jones, Gordon & Rosemary, Teamwork, Scripture Union, London, 1995
Maxwell, John C., The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee, 2002
Murphy, John J., Pulling Together: The Power of Teamwork, Wynwood, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1997
Ott, E. Stanley, Transform Your Church with Ministry Teams, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2004

(See or For weekly letter of encouragement


Cross-cultural Teams 

Matveev, Alexei V. The Perception of Intercultural Communication Competence by American and Russian Managers with Experience on Multicultural Teams. 2002 (209 page dissertation)
Roembke, Lianne. Building Credible Multicultural Teams. Pasadena, California: William Carey Library, 2000.

At the SEND U resource page

Multi-cultural teaming


Team Building Activities / Games

Crowd Breakers & Mixers For Youth Groups  By Youth Specialties
Crowd Breakers And Mixers 2  By Youth Specialties
Miller, Brian Cole More Quick Team-Building Activities For Busy Managers  
Miller, Brian Cole Quick Teambuilding Activities For Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results In Just 15 Minutes
Rohnke, Karl Quicksilver: Adventure Games, Initiative Problems, Trust Activities And A Guide To Effective Leadership  
Rohnke, Karl E. Cowstails And Cobras Ii: A Guide To Games, Initiatives, Ropes Courses & Adventure Curriculum  
Rohnke, Karl. Funn ‘N Games  
Special Events For Youth Groups  By Youth Specialties
Trent, John, Rodney Cox, Eric Tooker Leading From Your Strengths: Building Close-Knit Ministy Teams 


Recommendations at the SEND U Missions Resource Page

Building Strong Teams

Trust in Teaming

Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Team building activities

Team Covenants

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