How to Build a Stronger Team by Solving
the People Puzzle
Teambuilding workshop and
consultation for churches, schools, missions, businesses,
camps/retreat centers, and mssions
Presented by New Peace Network, Inc.
A God Designed
God has placed each of us in the body
of Christ with special abilities, functions, spiritual gifts
and personality traits. And he has designed us to need
each other in our families, workplaces, churches and ministry
teams. We need each other to realize our individual
potential in Christ. And together we can accomplish
far more than we can alone. God has made us like pieces
of a puzzle, in our different sizes and shapes, to come together
for the glory of Jesus Christ. He exhorts us to "be
perfectly joined together in mind and thought" (1 Corinthians
Too often, however, our differences lead to conflict and incompatibility.
We simply have problems dealing with some people and situations.
These problems can hinder the teamwork of a staff, board or
work team in a church, school, business, camp/retreat center,
or mission. The Solving the People Puzzle Teambuilding
Workshop and Consultation has been designed to help you build
Put the Pieces Together
During your workshop you'll lean new
insights about yourself and your teammates:
- Understand Yourself: Discover
the unique assets you bring to every relationship.
Using a highly effective personality discovery tool, you'll
learn about your own God-given strengths and talents.
The insights you'll gain will reveal more about yourself
than you've ever learned before. Identify your ideal
work environment, strengths, weaknesses, and relational
- Value Yourself and Others:
Gain a greater understanding and appreciation of your own
personal style as well as the style of others on your team.
You'll see how these styles are illustrated in the lives
of Paul, Peter, Abraham and Moses. You'll gain a clearer
understanding of the basic personality types and how each
is motivated most effectively. You'll discover why
those closest to you react the way they do.
- Develop Your Versatility:
Learn how to adapt your personal style to meet the needs
of others and build a stronger team. Two teambuilding
exercises will help you communicate and grow together with
your teammates. The first exercise will help you affirm
each other's value to your team in ten important areas.
The second will help you focus on the relational needs of
your teammates so you can communicate more effectively,
minimize tensions and minister together more fruitfully.
The practical skills you learn will not only improve your
team, but also help you in every role you fill in life-spouse,
boss, employee, parent, teacher, and friend. You'll
add to the knowledge you already have about the people in
your life, and discover how to help all your relationships
grow and flourish.
See the Bigger Picture
Here are some of the benefits you
- You'll better understand yourself in
terms of your strengths and weaknesses.
- You'll better understand each teammate's
- You'll communicate to one another the
value each person brings to your team.
- You'll understand how to help each other
maximize your strengths and support one another in your
- You'll minimize tension in relationships
and learn how to relate to difficult people and situations.
- You'll realize new freedom to be yourself
and to allow others to be who they are.
- You'll prepare your team for greater
Rev. Ted Brewer teaches the workshop
and his wife, Ruth joins him when the team includes both men
and women. Ted and Ruth come to you with fifty years
of ministry experience between them. Ted earned a Th.M.
from Dallas Theological Seminary, while Ruth received her
B.S. from Philadelphia Biblical University. They ministered
nearly 20 years together in the pastorate, with Ted serving
as a staff pastor, pastor, and senior pastor in evangelical
multi-staff churches in the Mid-West and New England.
Since 1995 they have served as founding co-directors of New
Peace Network, an organization that assists and equips Christians
in New England and the Northeast to prevent unhealthy conflict
and resolve disputes biblically through resourcing, retraining,
reconciliation and renewal.
Ted received training from Walk Thru
the Bible Ministries to present this material. He also
is an authorized consultant with Inscape Publishing, the designer
of the DiSC temperament profile used in this training.
The Brewers live in Nashua, NH, cheer on their college age
daughter Cyndi, and provide teambuilding and conflict prevention/resolution
training and services throughout the Northeast.
Ted (Ruth joins him when training is
offered to a team including women) is available to present
your team with a 45-minute overview of the teambuilding workshop
and consultation to help you decide if this training is appropriate
at this time.
The six -hour workshop can be presented
in any one of several formats:
- A morning and afternoon (for example,
weekday or Saturday)
- An afternoon and evening (for example,
weekday or weekend)
- An evening and the following morning
(for example, weekdays or Friday and Saturday)
- Two evenings (for example, weeknights
After the initial workshop, your trainer(s)
will meet with you twice in the next six months to coach you
in further teambuilding exercises to apply what you're learning.
They'll be available by telephone for further consultation
both during and after the process.
A sliding scale of fees makes it possible
for leaders in smaller as well as larger organizations to
receive this training. Please contact us for further
Seminar Available for Your Entire
The Brewers also team-teach a one-time
seminar for larger groups entitled Build Stronger Relationships
by Solving the People Puzzle. Taken alone, this can
help all your people strengthen their relationships.
Combined with a teambuilding workshop/consultation for a key
leadership team, this can help you strengthen your entire