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One of the best parts of ministry is working with a team of people we love and care for as part of our family. There is nothing I would not do for those who serve with me and there is no way we can reach a great number of students unless we have a great team.

This is why it’s so important to make every effort to help our team be unified. It’s also great for our students – to know that our leaders love them and to know that our leaders love each other. Having a united team is one of the best ways we can model God’s desire for the church to our students.

Team verse:

Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

With God’s help we can accomplish more than we can ever imagine or hope for.

Ephesians 4:2-6 “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

In order for us to be a team we should work to be humble and gentle and accepting of each other’s faults in order for us to be united with Christ as one body. Unity in our ministry starts with our staff. If we are not accepting of each other, we can’t expect our students to be accepting of each other.

Ephesians 4:25-27 Therefore, each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

Don’t let the devil get a foothold in your team by allowing things to build up and don’t let things get the best of you. A good team works out differences with each other in love and truth. Love and accept each other as Christ loves and accepts us.

Ephesians 5:1-2 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Our students will see God through our love and acceptance of each other.

Ephesians 4:3 “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

This starts with us, personally commit to be a champion for unity.

– Scott Pittman

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some ways a team can stay united?
  2. What are some unity killers?
  3. What are other important biblical truths your team can model to your students?

 

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