The term “team” is often used to refer to groups that meet over time to complete a project. As Christians we all have a project that we have all been called to. In Matthew 28:16-20 we find the disciples meeting and worshiping Jesus on a mountain where Jesus had prearranged for them to meet. It was here that Jesus called both the disciples and us to the greatest project ever undertaken. He said 18
…“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20
teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…
This calling is for all not just one or two. As a church we have the privilege of working as a team towards this common goal of making disciples. In order to accomplish this goal we must work as the disciples did on the Day of Pentecost. In Acts 2:1 we find the disciples all together in “One Accord”. And it was when they were of one accord working together that the Holy Spirit was able to come and fill them and to do great things through them. As a church we are connected to one another and what we do affects all of us. 1 Corinthians 12:26 says,
“ … If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it;
or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.”
When we as a church work together in an atmosphere of trust and accountability toward a common goal, we put aside all the issues that divide us and focus on the task to be done. This focus of one common goal helps us overcome barriers, helps to identify new opportunities in our great commission, and builds momentum that leads to success in Christ.
There is an impact that comes from working as a team within our church. As we work together toward a common goal it offers a sense of purpose that is motivating and fulfilling. In turn we are happier and motivated to do more to help each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, therefore encourage one another and build one another up… It is our Job as Christians to cheer for one another.
Jon Katzenbach, author of The Wisdom of Teams
, said, “There is virtually no environment in which teams can’t have a measurable impact on the performance of an organization.” As we move forward this year in reaching our community for eternity lets be a “TEAM”, moving forward as the disciples did in one accord. I want to have a measurable impact in our community for Christ. Don’t you?