Exodus 15: 22-26 describes the children of Israel voicing the first of many complaints after being delivered from bondage in Egypt. They had crossed the Red Sea and traveled inland until they ran out of water.
We see a lesson of how God often works in requiring us to act forth as well as seek the help of others. One would think that all involved witnessed God’s miracle thereby being a testament to His power, glory and the miraculous.
One of the most critical keys to doing church as a team is to build an ever-increasing core of servant-leaders. No pastor was designed to do church alone.
A reoccurring thought which often comes to me is: “if we are in possession of the best news ever (Jesus and a restored relationship with God) then why are churches empty? Why are there not people beating down the door demanding what we have?”
Doing church as a team comes with a whole new way of looking at this dilemma of reaching people.
Do you believe that God loves policemen? I do. Do you believe that He loves teachers? Me, too. What about construction workers? Absolutely! In fact, as we’ve already seen, the Bible says…
I have searched for the common denominators in those churches that for decades enjoyed the hand of God on their ministries. One quality in particular showed up repeatedly…
Question: What are some common obstacles to unity on a committee or ministry team?
Unity needs to be defined at the onset so that it is not confused with conformity. One focuses a collective strength toward a common goal while the other focuses on reducing problems with one another.
God would never have given us the Great Commission— to go into all the world and preach the gospel— if He never had intended for us to actually move forward.
Peter tells us that the Lord is not willing “for any to perish but for all to come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3: 9). God would not say such a thing if it were not possible. We are all called into this great work, but none of us can do it alone.
This student basically held up the progress and speed of our class. I really could have felt impatient about the whole situation, except for one fact.
I was that student.
When maturing in God, there are certain things we can’t expect others to do. One of those things is checking yourself. No, not having someone else check you, although there will be accountability and once in a while, we do need objective viewpoints. We are talking about the basics — checking yourself and doing a self-assessment. There are two checkpoints that are very simple but very important. Read More