Core Team Members (CTM)
“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James and John his brother and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart.”
Our passage above narrates Jesus taking three out of His twelve Apostles up into high mountain. These are, Peter, James and John; they’re indeed a representation of the inner caucus of the team of Christ’s Apostles; they’re of course what team management refers to as the core apostolic team members of the twelve.
Now, it is scripturally on record that Christ had in several instances taken these three Apostles along with Him. Christ indeed gave them special ministerial considerations (Lk. 8:51; Mt. 26:37), one of which is vividly captured in our main text.
Thus, Core Team Members (CTM) are usually certain team members upon which critical issues of a team mostly revolve around; they’re indeed a set of special team members or workers such that every team member should prayerfully thrive and aspire to be one of the Core Team Members of his or her team; be it in a church or secular workforce of whatever size or nature.
Truly, to gain the privilege of attaining the status of a core team member in any given team one must exceptionally posses any, or all of these core functional qualities in service and Productivity: availability, or/and performance, or/and loyalty. While, John earned his core team membership status through his ardent availability as he was always at the bosom of the Lord, Peter by his high performance rating, and James by his intense loyalty.
Further, the core team membership setting of any given team is constituted by 20 to 25 percent of an entire membership strength of a team, as buttressed by the three against the twelve Apostles of Christ.
Finally, the Core Team Membership setting of a team is an informal discretional initiative and arrangement of a team Leader, and so any team member stands to qualify for this core team membership status that is so dear to a leader irrespective of one’s task position or hierarchical placement.
Periodically, Leaders should really reward and motivate their workers that excel in those areas of unique and core competencies.
Prof. Stewart MBA, Pst.