Teamwork pt 2
8.24.15 Teamwork in the Church pt 2
The success of your ministry depends largely on developing a strong team with a deep sense of team spirit. A team spirit is never accidental; it is always intentional. Teamwork is built on three factors:
A compelling purpose,
crystal clear communication,
and a code of commonly held values
Have you ever noticed there's no I in TEAMWORK?
Trust among your team is the emotional glue that binds them together; it’s essential to producing true confidence in each other.
Even a thoroughbred horse can’t run at a full gait all the time. The quickest way to burn-out a team is to never let them relax. The book of Proverbs teaches: “A relaxed attitude lengthens a man’s life.” (Proverbs 14:30, LB) If you want the people on your team to last, they must have some down time.
Everybody is hungry for affirmation. When they don’t get it, they get cranky. It’s amazing how a smile and a simple word of encouragement can change a team member’s entire day. Four practical ways you can affirm your team would be:
valuing their ideas
appreciating their uniqueness
commending their efforts
praising their loyalty
The Bible teaches: “Even though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.” (Proverbs 24:16, NIV) Even righteous people make mistakes and stumble occasionally. Mistakes are not failures, because you’re never a failure until you give up. Mistakes teach us what doesn’t work. If you’re not making any mistakes, it means you’re playing it safe and not trying anything new. Mistakes are how we learn and get better.
Open communication is the cornerstone of great teamwork. Proverbs 13:17 (LB) says “Reliable communication permits progress.”
The more credit you give to others, the more you develop team spirit. It’s that simple. The Bible says, “Give honor and respect to all those to whom it is due.” (Romans 13:7, LB) All leaders are learners. The moment you stop learning, you stop being a leader.
How many people would like to see this church packed every Sunday? People Saved & Equipped to achieve greatness on a regular basis? To see this Church have incredible influence both locally & globally for the glory of God? How many of you dream of living in a peaceful yet purpose community that works together in harmony? How many people would like to enjoy the benefits of a successful & happy family? Enjoy job satisfaction in a work place that is productive frequently getting results?
Great TEAMWORK makes things happen more than anything else in organisations – more than skill, qualifications or money! Whether it’s your Family, Church, Ministry, Business, Personal life
A well known football manager once commented in an interview "It’s easy to get good players. It’s getting them to play together that’s the hard part!"
" Teamwork means that we share a common ideal, Embrace a common goal. Regardless of our differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder, Confident in one another’s faith, trust, and commitment. In the end, teamwork can be summed up in five short words....
We believe in each other."
" Teamwork is the FUEL that allows Common People To Produce Uncommon Results!"
Throughout the Bible we read stories about people working together as teams to achieve a mission.
“The Church (TEAM) does not exist for the member, rather the member exists for the church (TEAM)."
So let's make sure we are all on the same team and that's God's team. We all need to be on the same page and working toward the same thing.
God I'm so glad I joined your team so many years ago. I want to think you for saving my soul. You loved me enough you gave your Son that He might die for my sins. Wow I don't know anyone else that loves me so much that they would do that. As much as I love some people I can say I pretty much know I couldn't give one of my kids lives for them. I wish I could tell you I could God but I'm not that strong. Lord please be with my facebook family and friends and know that I love you. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.