The Roots of Healthy Ministry: Partnership

How will others know that we are Christ’s disciples?  Jesus has an answer for this.  As a matter of fact, it is a command.

After being betrayed by Judas and before being denied by Peter, Jesus offered a challenge to his disciples: “A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35).

Are you a part of a ministry team?  If so, how do you feel about your teammates?  Are they people you like to be with ?  Do you pray together?  Cry together?  Share your life with them?  If you do not have a solid partnership with your team, you might be sharing the Gospel, but you are not really living it.

Some suggestions for building a partnership with your teammates:

  • Get away for a weekend together.
  • Go out for dinner and share life stories with each other.
  • Visit each other’s churches.
  • Meet once a week for breakfast.

“If I speak in human or angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging symbol” (1 Corinthians 13:1)

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