David expressed what we are experiencing as a staff here at Allen. He said, â€œHow good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!â€ Psalm 133:1
A few days ago Jeff Tunnell talked about how â€œTwo Are Better Than One.â€ He said, â€œWe need the camaraderie and brotherhood of others for mutual encouragement, mentoring, sharpening of skills and broadening of ideas in our cell ministry.â€
Our staff is actually experiencing this and we are working well together. There are a couple of things that lead to this unity and camaraderie. Each of us including the Senior Pastor is involved at some level in a cell. Some of us lead a cell, some of us coach as well as lead a cell, while others simply participate in a cell because of other levels of responsibility. We understand the importance of connecting in community and being in each otherâ€™s lives. Itâ€™s a value we all hold in common and this strengthens us as a team.
Having a cohesive team is important in any situation but I feel it is even more critical in the cell church. One of the greatest moves we have made is to simplify our objective as a church. Each person on the staff focuses on that objective and therefore our ministries all fit into a directional flow that leads toward the fulfillment of that objective. So when we come together in a team meeting, there is this sense of togetherness and encouragement. We are helping and supporting one another. We understand the importance of â€œintegration.â€ Everything we do fits the objective and connects with everything else weâ€™re doing. There is not a sense of competition but of cooperation.
On top of all that, weâ€™re growing as friends and this leads to good and pleasant teamwork.
Comments? What have you done to enhance teamwork in your ministry?