TO GREAT THINGS BUILD GREAT TEAMS PART 2
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour” Ecclesiastes 4:9
✔️ Teams are greater than an individual. You can accomplish more working with others than working alone.
✔️ It is easier to discourage an individual, freeze his zeal and excitement, than an individual. A man who goes alone cannot go far. A stick that burns alone doesn’t burn for long. “… how can one be warm alone?” (Ecclesiastes 4:11).
✔️ It is much easier for an individual to fall than for a team.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.” (Ecclesiastes 4:10).
✔️ It is easier to overwhelm and conquer an individual than a team. _”And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him… (Ecclesiastes 4:12a).
✔️ It’s easier to break an individual than a team. “…and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”_ (Ecclesiastes 4:12b)
✔️Teams involve more people, thus affording more resources, ideas, and energy than would an individual – “…they have a good reward for their labor”_ Ecclesiastes 4:9
✔️ You will never reach your full potential unless you work with a team… yes, you may have been called alone, but you were never called to work alone.
Isaiah 51:2, “Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah, that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. “
God called Abraham alone, but he didn’t do what he was called to do alone. He had to team up with his wife.
Jesus built a team. Paul had a team. Moses started alone until his Father in law advised him to work with teams… do you have a team? How effective is it?
What is a team again?
A team is a number of people with complementary skills/abilities/talents committed to the same purpose, vision, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. Will explain this further another time. But understand the definition. Know it by heart, word for word.
Don’t just set up departments, build teams for the job assigned.
As a music director, be strategic in your approach, work on maximizing the talents of everyone in your group, position them according to their giftings, and build them into an unbelievable team.
It doesn’t matter what you are doing in the ministry or at your work place, you need a team to accomplish what you are envisioning, build one!
If you want to do something small, do it alone. But if you want to do something big, build a team.