May 31, 2012 — Leave a comment

An element of ministry is teamwork.


Whether you are the CEO or you work in the mail room the essential element to producing good work is teamwork. This past week while helping with Church Assistance Ministry I was reminded that regardless of my role I need to be a team player. Steve has had a family issue come up that will take considerable amount of his time in the coming months. I realized I need to be a team player and help carry his work load. This means I offered to help teach his Sunday Bible study and do any other work that might need to be done while he is busy.

I think that as I learn and grow as a leader who serves in a leadership position in my own ministry some day I need to be conscious of the necessity of teamwork. If one of the people I lead struggles with a family emergency or another matter more important than work it will be part of my responsibility to help that person by doing some or all of their work. Maybe I could offer to get their work done for them, help to pay for something they need, or find other ways to help them in times of need. This is the right thing to do and it will help them see the value of teamwork in ministry.

Question: What are your thoughts about teamwork?

Christopher L. Scott

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Christopher Scott is Small Groups Pastor at Rocky Hilly Community Church in Exeter, CA. He has more than ten years of experience leading volunteers, running nonprofit programs, and teaching the Bible in small group settings. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University and master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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