Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Importance of Team Ministry

What does team ministry look like? With all the discussion regarding marketing in our schools, I think it is still important to avoid competition for power and value and accept input from each other. The early church was founded by a team of 12 apostles. We know of the missionary venture of Paul and Barnabas. In Ephesians 5:21, the Bible asks all believers to submit to one another in love. This takes a level a spiritual maturity that we find in Titus 1:5-9. We are motivated by service, not recognition or influence. We have passion to see the church grow by God's grace.

What are some team killers?

  • Pride - Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4
  • Lack of Acceptance of Outsiders - And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12
  • Suspicion - I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 1 Corinthians 1:10
  • Inflexibility - I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. Philippians 4:12-14
  • Docility - All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16
How is your school working together as a team?