© 21 December 2018 Revive Israel Ministries
3 Goals of Teamwork
Many years ago, when I looked at the promises in the Bible
concerning Israel, the Church, the Messianic Remnant and the End Times, I
came to the conclusion that no one is strong, wise or righteous enough to
fulfill them. If
God was calling us to be involved, we had to work together as a team. If
we could not develop teamwork, we could not fulfill our destiny.
It's never easy to work in a team. A team involves other people; and
people have problems. They bring their weaknesses, their differences
of opinions, their pride, fears, stubbornness, frustrations, etc. People
come with their "baggage" and their "garbage."
Once I distributed to our staff pieces of a children's jig-saw puzzle. We
had to slide our pieces into the center of the table to make them fit together. The
separated pieces had no meaning, but when connected, the picture was seen.
Each piece had curves going inward and curves going outward. We
interpreted the inward curves as our weaknesses or needs, and the outward curves
as our talents or strong points. The inward curves – our weaknesses –
were what enabled the pieces to fit together. To form a whole picture,
the key is for each one to recognize his need for the other. We can allow
our weaknesses to pull us together, where often our strengths push us apart.
I serve in senior leadership at Revive Israel, Tikkun, Ahavat Yeshua and
Tiferet Yeshua. Thank God, each team is bearing much fruit by His grace.
I feel very aware of my own weaknesses, and often am not sure of what I contribute. Each
team is made up of gifted, talented and motivated people in their own right.
If there is anything that I feel we have done right, it is to cause a feeling
of teamwork and joint "ownership." In each of these groups,
it is apparent that there is interaction and "give and take" in the
team. This in itself provides a sense of safety for the other people
involved. Nothing is dependent on just one person.
I summarize our teamwork goals in a simple three step guideline:
- Your Success
- Our Togetherness
- Generational Transfer
The first priority is to desire the success of the others
attitude should be: "if I can help you succeed, then I have done my job."
The second priority is maintaining the unity of the team. Everyone has
to sacrifice of himself in order to keep the togetherness. Yielding is the
price of unity.
The third area involves training and transfer. Not only are the goals of the
kingdom of God too big for any one person, they are too big for any one generation. Transferring
roles and positions goes in both directions: “up and out” for the elders, and
“down and in” for the younger ones.
The transition is like a family in which the child then becomes the parent,
and the parent becomes the grand parent. The authority is moved gradually
away from the elder to the younger, but the elder remains in a place of influence
I hope these principles of teamwork and covenantal relationships will
help you bear much fruit in every sphere of life (John 15:5, 8, 16).
Expanding the Kingdom
Dan Juster speaks about the unexpected role believers in Yeshua
play before His return.
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