I have been reading and studying a lot on how churches can grow and what makes a great ministry. The key idea is that it is a “team” that makes the biggest difference. Growing churches have a strong team spirit by combining two things: a common goal with good communication. Here are three foundational truths on why this is important:
First, the body of Christ functions as a team ministry.
Romans 12:4-5 says that, just as there are many parts to our bodies, likewise there are many parts to Christ’s Body. God designed it so that we all need each other to have a fully functioning ministry and everyone plays an important role.
Second, teams accomplish more than individuals working separately.
This principle is taught all through Scripture. When there are more hands working, more can be accomplished. One example of this is found in Ecclesiastics 4:9-12, where we’re told that two are better than one, and a rope of three cords is hard to break.
Third, a strong team is not threatened by disagreement.
There are two essentials to teamwork, a common goal and good communication. In order to have good communication, people have to be willing to express their opinions no matter how different they are from everyone else.
Let’s serve together in God’s team! Amen?