LEAVING A TEAM OR STAYING/ PLANTING A SEED/ REAPING THE HARVEST
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Many people get into teams for different reasons. People want to have encouragement for their goals. Some enjoy challenges of physical sport, and share that with each other. Others gather together because they have a common cause. It may be over coming weight issues, writing, cooking, being healthy, spiritual healing, or the same medical problem. They share their knowledge in pain, growth, open communication to move forward. People pick teams & friends to belong. they stay where they feel most at home, & comfortable on their own journey in this site. It may just be that they need something to do with their time. They may not even want to heal or change themselves. Some want and need to feel valued.
Picking a spiritual team is like picking a church to go to. We all have different reasons why we like it there: how they treat you, how they minister to you, social activities,or how they serve up God's Word. Some people you just enjoy listening to or hearing on Spark. If people aren't satisfied with what they are experiencing on a team, many times they leave. Creating a new team is a lot of work. Some times the new team is exactly the same, except for the social aspect.
A spiritual team is like a mother letting go of her children to go out into the world. Hoping that God has influenced them enough for them to carry on with what they have learned. That's a good thing, and hopefully they are good seed.
Yet in this new foundation-new creation it is a lot of work. Sometimes I feel that it would be better to ask yourself why are we leaving? Instead of having a lot of little branches breaking off to grow in new directions, why not open doors within the foundation of the team. All of the workers in the field (team leaders) have strengths that are being over looked. Open up communication to the team. Ask if they think there is anything that they would like to add to this team personally!
If the goal of a spiritual team goes beyond just bonding, and socially having fun here on this site, "You , too need a strategy-a personal; strategy. A Strategy regarding, what God would have you do. Practicing and sharing with others these Ten Transferable Techniques. These will enable you to have an effective part in helping to fulfill the Great Commission:
1. A strategy to Help Change the World
2. How to Experience God's Love and Forgiveness
3. How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit
4. How to Walk in the Spirit
5. How to Witness in the Spirit
6. How to Introduce Others to Christ
7. How to Love by Faith
8. How to Pray
9. How to study the Bible
10.How to Grow in faith
11.How to Worship God
12. How to know God's Will for Your Life
13. How to Plan a Personal Strategy to Help Fulfill
the Great Commission in this generation
14. How to Disciple Others " taken from (New testament, "Good News For Modern Man Bible")
For those of you in this position to question where you are at in a team, I ask you this," is your motive ego, or social? Please don't deceive yourself. I personally think that having so many leaders in a team is like having many opportunities for many things to be created. Having a strong foundation, and a plan is always nice in building a team. Having open strategy is a way for your members to also remember that they needed spiritual help to achieve strength in their lives & spirit. So entertaining, and giving a social life is nice, but they won't grow. Do we have enough faith and love to take action? So, if this is your purpose realize it, and I wish you the best. Plant good seed , so that some may become the harvest in God's Commission! have a blessed day! Peace Be With You!