How do you guide them in a common goal?
As a pastor I struggle the most with these types of questions. Some wisdom that captures the imagination of this old seadog:
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery (author of The Little Prince)*
It’s not about getting people to do stuff, which is a relief because I’ve never liked being a task manager. I’m actually quite bad at it. Instead, it is about inspiring a common love which becomes the telos for a common journey. (and I’m a sucker for nautical imagery)
* I discovered this little gem while reading James K A Smith’s magisterial Cultural Liturgies Volume 2: Imaging the Kingdom. (page 7)