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a paradigm shift in the way we see ministry and our walk with God more important we were never designed to work alone.

a paradigm shift in the way we see ministry and our walk with God more important we were never designed to work alone.

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  • Team Spirit: The 'We' Winner Concept Francis E. Madojemu
  • The organization that exists for its non members The Church is everywhere in the world. There are villages that have little else, but they do have a church. The Church is the most magnificent concept ever created.
  • The organization that exists for its non members It has survived persistent abuse, horrifying persecution, and widespread neglect. Yet despite its faults (due to our sinfulness), it is still God’s chosen instrument of blessing and has been for 2,000 years. - Rick Warren
  • The organization that exists for its non members The Church will last for eternity, and because it is God’s instrument for ministry here on Earth, it is truly the greatest force on the face of the Earth.
  • The organization that exists for its non members That’s why I believe tackling the world’s biggest problems – the giants of spiritual lostness, egocentric leadership, poverty, disease, and ignorance – can only be done through the Church. - Rick Warren
  • The Concept of "We" Begins with God! Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
  • The Concept of "We" Begins with God! Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
  • One is too small a number By John C Maxwell A Chinese proverb states, “Behind an able man there are always other able men.” The truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement. (Even your life -Outliers)
  • One is too small a number By John C Maxwell The question isn’t whether teams have value. The question is whether we acknowledge that fact and become better team players.
  • One is too small a number By John C Maxwell That’s why I assert that one is too small a number to achieve greatness. You cannot do anything of real value alone.
  • One is too small a number By John C Maxwell I challenge you to think of one act of genuine significance in the history of humankind that was performed by a lone human being. No matter what you name, you will find that a team of people was involved
  • One is too small a number By John C Maxwell That is why former US President Lyndon Johnson said, “There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.”
  • One is too small a number By John C Maxwell C. Gene Wilkes, in his book, Jesus on Leadership, observed that the power of teams not only is evident in today’s modern business world, but it also has a deep history that is evident even in biblical times
  • TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK Great TEAMWORK makes things happen more than anything else in organisations – more than skill, qualifications or money! Whether it’s your Family, Church, Ministry, Business, Personal life 
  • TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK  A well known football manager once commented in an interview "It’s easy to get good players. It’s getting them to play together that’s the hard part!"
  • Dictionary definition = The COMBINED effective ACTION of a group or team to achieve a common goal (vision).
  • Other Definitions… " Teamwork means that we share a common ideal, Embrace a common goal. Regardless of our differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder, Confident in one another’s faith, trust, and commitment
  • Other Definitions… In the end, teamwork can be summed up in five short words.... We believe in each other." " Teamwork is the FUEL that allows Common People To Produce Uncommon Results!"
  • TEAMWORK in the Bible? In the Beginning God said to Adam ‘it is not good that man should be alone’, Noah & his family, Nehemiah built wall in 52 days with a team,
  • TEAMWORK in the Bible? Moses had a team of leaders around him, Jesus & 12 Disciples (one could argue constructed greatest team ever),
  • TEAMWORK in the Bible? Paul & Silas, Barnabas & Mark, Gideon’s 300 etc… Nehemiah and his teams rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem
  • The Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-6 1 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
  • The Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-6 3 Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
  • The Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-6 5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.
  • The Tower of Babel One of the stories that sticks out to me is – the Tower of Babel is a picture of what can be achieved by a team that is UNITED – speech, actions, thoughts, goals, the vision
  • There is no unity without purpose It's unity of purpose not doctrinal unity What would you be doing of man did not fall- Myles Munroe Best Teacher in America 
  • There is no unity without purpose Purpose deals with why? Means vs Ends - We have tried to get unity in methodology rather than in purpose and destiny Motive and purpose should shape our methodology
  • Truth is the Key! I find it very interesting that the beloved Apostle John, the one that some would call the apostle of love, says toward the close of his life, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth" (3 Jn 1:4).
  • Truth is the Key! No greater joy than to hear what? That his children are walking in the truth. Not love or unity, but truth. Why? - Very simple: love and unity will not bring truth, but truth can bring both unity and love. Biblical unity is beautiful because it has depth and it stands on truth
  • Let's talk about another we have completely ignored! 2 KINDS OF MINISTRIES
  • Why? 95% of us would have bi vocational ministry by ignoring this we are under utilizing 95% of God given resources  Survey of Pastors and Congregations - reverse stats Have you ever seen a Shepard's give birth to sheep no, it's sheep that give birth to sheep
  • 2 different kinds of ministries Ministry to the Saints Ephesians 4:7-12 7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.8 Therefore He says: 1 “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men.”9 (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?
  • 2 different kinds of ministries Ministry to the Saints Ephesians 4:7-12 10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
  • 2 different kinds of ministries Psalm 68:18 18 You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even from the rebellious, That the Lord God might dwell there.
  • 2 different kinds of ministries 1 Corinthians 12:28 28 And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.
  • 2 different kinds of ministries Consider after that Maybe then Miracles by the Multiplicity of Ministries that the Lord may dwell among them. CHURCH GOVERNMENT: GIFTS ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS
  • 2 different kinds of ministries Ministry of the Saints 1 Corinthians 16:15-16 15 I urge you, brethren—you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints—16 that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us.
  • 2 different kinds of ministries This is the balance we must bring back to the Body of Christ! The balance we must bring to this HOUSE! We must make up our minds NOW!
  • Different purpose: TO THE SAINTS Ephesians 4:12 12 for the equipping of saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, or (MSG) to train Christians in skilled servant work, working within Christ's body, the church
  • Different purpose: TO THE SAINTS To identify their ministry, to bring them into their full potential. Church is supposed to be school to learn, to grow the saints for the work of their ministry.
  • Different purpose: TO THE SAINTS Purpose of School teachers and administrators is to give the students an education and graduate them. We are to touch someone who could do much more than we could ever do: American Idol Finalist 2008 Alumni & support the school
  • To fulfill DESTINY not just PURPOSE Purpose is sterile and does not reproduce and when you stop fulfilling purpose like a machine you are replaced. Takes place outside the church but if people are good with children we put them in children's church within church.
  • To fulfill DESTINY not just PURPOSE Its for you to fulfill your destiny in your world or sphere of influence. Bankers, Doctors are to be empowered and equipped to be good at their jobs and bring the Kingdom of God to bear in their world!
  • To fulfill DESTINY not just PURPOSE To go into the World this is not just preaching, God called you to be special or unique in your world. Know who you are in your world not trying to find a job in the church system. 10 of 17 epistles were written to the saints not to preachers.
  • To fulfill DESTINY not just PURPOSE Control and a desire to be needed & finances has hidden this truth from us. To help us find out who we are in this world Occupation –what occupies you to make a living vs. Vocation must now be blended together.
  • Different purpose: OF THE SAINTS Ephesians 4:1-7 KJV I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, (2) With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; (3) Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
  • Different purpose: OF THE SAINTS Ephesians 4:1-7 KJV (4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; (5) One Lord, one faith, one baptism, (6) One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (7) But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
  • Different purpose: OF THE SAINTS vocation (n) job job, career, profession, occupation, work, trade, craft, art calling, aptitude, inclination, talent, bent, urge, natural ability Microsoft® Encarta® 2007. © 1993-2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Different purpose: OF THE SAINTS Vocation, Called etc Not preaching or soapbox or directed to saints. Many want to be preachers because they do not know who they are, if they did they wont want to preach because its more glorious! Notice Its Everyone!
  • The Scope of our Assignment Matthew 28:18-20 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
  • The Scope of our Assignment Matthew 28:18-20 another translation 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
  • The Scope of our Assignment Mark 16:15-18 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
  • Distinction: Preaching &Teaching Preaching is to proclaim and Teaching is to explain. TRAINING: 1 a: the act, process, or method of one that trains 1b: the skill, knowledge, or experience acquired by one that trains2: the state of being trained
  • Distinction: Preaching &Teaching Teaching them what? To become pastors and preachers, no! It is amazing that for many years we have taught that the five fold ministry found in Ephesians and that have Spiritual gifts operating in them are the only ministries in the church
  • Ministry vs. Ministry If the work of the ministry totally within the church why would need to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry? Its simply because there is a ministry outside the church.
  • Ministry vs. Ministry As we have Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists Pastors and Teachers in Church have we also considered, in the same way, we also have outside the church in what we call the secular:
  • Ministry vs. Ministry Apostles in the market place like Bill Gates of Microsoft, who break new grounds
  • Ministry vs. Ministry Prophets in the secular world like stock brokers with an anointing to predict trends in the world economy.
  • Ministry vs. Ministry Evangelists the world greatest salesmen like the Coca Cola Marketing Company selling the world a drink that actually does the body harm when taken in excess with a marking budget of over 5 billion dollars.
  • Ministry vs. Ministry Teachers, this a common as anyone who has gone through any educational systems with dedicated teachers who make amazing sacrifices for their students
  • Ministry vs. Ministry Pastors can be represented by care groups Alcoholic Anonymous helping people get over addictions but then again every man is the pastor of his family.
  • Global Impact Matthew 5:14-16 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
  • Its all of us even in Church Services! • • 1 Corinthians 14:26 26 How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. 28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God.
  • • • Its all of us even in Church Services! Hebrews 10:25 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
  • Its all of us even in Church Services! 1 Corinthians 14:28-33 28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God.29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. 30 But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first keep silent.
  • Its all of us even in Church Services! 1 Corinthians 14:28-33 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
  • Its all of us even in Church Services! Do you think it will change how we prepare and come to church knowing it could be you with a psalm hymn etc
  • An example of the impact! 1 Corinthians 14:23-25 23 Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind? 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. 25 And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.
  • Why are we not seeing this impact in church today? Proverbs 22:6 KJV (6) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (LITV) Train up a boy on the opening of his way, even when he is old, he will not turn aside from it. (MSG) Point your kids in the right direction-when they're old they won't be lost.
  • Why are we not seeing this impact in church today? Notice it’s the way he should go not the way you would that he go i.e. where he wants to go – not a doctor or lawyer or a pastor, the way he wants to go – should go
  • Qualification & Destination Revelation 12:11 11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
  • Qualification & Destination Daniel 7:21-22 21 “I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22 “until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess [occupy or hold on] the kingdom.
  • Seed, The Word or People The WORD Luke 8:11 KJV (11)Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. • CHIDREN OF GOD Matthew 13:38 KJV • (38) The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; • •
  • Seed, The Word or People HOW ?John 1:14 KJV (14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. • You are the word going to work or ministry, The kingdom is forged in the world [Egypt] not in the church. • •
  • Joseph, his brothers & pharaoh • TYPE & SHADOW • Genesis 46:3-4 KJV • (3) And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: (4) I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
  • Joseph, his brothers & pharaoh • Genesis 47:1-6 KJV • (1) Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
  • Joseph, his brothers & pharaoh • Genesis 47:2-6 KJV • (2) And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. (3) And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers. (4)..(6) The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
  • Joseph, his brothers & pharaoh God plans to bless us in egypt and makes us rulers over Pharaoh’s Resources Our ignorance of this fact has limited our impact in Government and the Society and we have not raised a generation to do this!
  • Joseph, his brothers & pharaoh We in the five fold ministry were not called to reach the world We were called to reach the saints. The saints were called to reach the world!
  • Conclusions It’s a joint operation but now we must redefine our: GIFTS, ADMINSTRATION & OPERATIONS
  • Conclusions I need us to find our place either in Ministry TO the Saints or the Ministry OF the Saints and in some cases both!
  • Conclusions Conclusions We are the salt of the earth and light of the world not the salt of church or the light of the church.
  • Conclusions The implications of these truths are far reaching and will provide us the means and resources to impact our world like never before.
  • Conclusions Bringing the church back to relevance, a relevance that affects its members, the community and the Nation!