Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017 - It Is Bigger Than Me

What do you think of when you hear the word Team? I always think of the acronym (Together Everyone Achieves More.) But that is not just because more points can be scored…

A great team is one that works in harmony with one another. A great team works with common purpose / direction… a common mission. A great team has developed a culture within their group that is committed and focused.

I read a story about the South Carolina men’s team that has made it to the Final Four. Coach Martin talked about how the guys have come together over the last few years. His seniors began with losing records their first two years (so some would say they weren’t a successful team), yet what was happening was guys buying into a mission… developing a culture that now has led them to the program’s first ever Final Four. Coach Martin even wrote about how the older players are mentoring newer players; training them how to live in this new culture…

I bring it up because I have been teaching some of my classes from the Letter to the Philippians and Paul urges the believers at Philippi to be a team! Chapter 2 verse 2 says, “Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.” (NLT)

Are you part of a team? Do you truly feel “on mission” with your church? Are you part of a small group (life group) that has vision and purpose? (We call our “team” a “missional group” as we want a culture committed to a mission!)

Be a part of something bigger than yourself!

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