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Teams and teamwork are not new to the corporate world. Workers within business organizations have long used teams in some projects. Similarly, in Christian churches, the team ministry has been used for various church activities. However, there is limited information about the concept of team ministry among pastors and elders in the Volta Ghana Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This study aimed to explore and understand the perceptions of church pastors and elders regarding team ministry in the Volta Ghana Mission of Seventh-day Adventists. This qualitative study used a case study design involving three pastors and three elders from three districts in the Volta Ghana Mission. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the transcribed data. The perceptions of pastors and elders revolved around three themes. Based on the findings, the study recommends that collaboration approach, delegation, and motivation should be encouraged in the team ministry of the Volta Ghana Mission.


Teamwork team ministry Pastor Elder Seventh-day Adventist Volta Ghana Mission

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George Geli, Adventist University of Africa, Kenya

George Geli is the Ministerial Secretary of the Volta Ghana Mission of Seventh-day Adventist Church. He also serves as a Health Ministries and Spirit of Prophecy Director of Volta Ghana Mission of Seventh-day Adventist Church.  He is pursuing a Ph.D. in leadership (organizational leadership) at Adventist University of Africa. He holds a Master’s degree in Pastoral Theology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theological Studies.  His research interests revolve around team leadership, ethical leadership, spiritual leadership and organizational performance,  leadership styles, and church growth.    

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Geli, G. (2023). Understanding Perception of Team Ministry among Pastors and Elders in Volta Ghana Mission of Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pan-African Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 4(2). Retrieved from


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