Team Spirit: The We Winner ConceptFrancis E. Madojemu
The organization thatexists for its non membersThe Church iseverywhere in theworld. There are villages thathave little else, but theydo have a church. The Church is themost magniﬁcentconcept evercreated.
The organization thatexists for its non membersIt has survived persistentabuse, horrifyingpersecution, andwidespread neglect. Yet despite its faults (dueto our sinfulness), it is stillGod’s chosen instrumentof blessing and has beenfor 2,000 years. - RickWarren
The organization thatexists for its non membersThe Church will lastfor eternity, andbecause it is God’sinstrument forministry here onEarth, it is truly thegreatest force on theface of the Earth.
The organization thatexists for its non membersThat’s why I believetackling the world’sbiggest problems – thegiants of spirituallostness, egocentricleadership, poverty,disease, andignorance – can onlybe done through theChurch. - Rick Warren
The Concept of "We" Begins with God!Genesis 1:26Then God said, “Let Us make man inOur image, according to Ourlikeness; let them have dominion over theﬁsh of the sea, over the birds of the air, and overthe cattle, over all the earth and over everycreeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
The Concept of "We" Begins with God!Isaiah 6:8Also 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 numberBy John C MaxwellA Chinese proverb states,“Behind an able manthere are always otherable men.” The truth is thatteamwork is at theheart of greatachievement.(Even your life -Outliers)
One is too small a numberBy John C MaxwellThe question isn’twhether teams havevalue. The question iswhether weacknowledge thatfact and becomebetter team players.
One is too small a numberBy John C MaxwellThat’s why I assertthat one is toosmall a number toachieve greatness. You cannot doanything of realvalue alone.
One is too small a numberBy John C MaxwellI challenge you to think ofone act of genuinesigniﬁcance in the historyof humankind that wasperformed by a lonehuman being. No matter what youname, you will ﬁnd that ateam of people wasinvolved
One is too small a numberBy John C MaxwellThat is why former USPresident LyndonJohnson said, “Thereare no problems wecannot solvetogether, and veryfew that we cansolve by ourselves.”
One is too small a numberBy John C MaxwellC. Gene Wilkes, in his book,Jesus on Leadership,observed that thepower of teams notonly is evident intoday’s modernbusiness world, but italso has a deep historythat is evident even inbiblical times
TEAMWORK MAKESTHE DREAM WORKGreat TEAMWORKmakes things happenmore than anything elsein organisations – morethan skill, qualiﬁcationsor money! Whether it’s your Family,Church, Ministry,Business, Personal life
TEAMWORK MAKESTHE DREAM WORK A well known footballmanager once commented inan interview "It’s easy to getgood players. It’sgetting them toplay together that’sthe hard part!"
Dictionary deﬁnition =The COMBINED effectiveACTION of a group orteam to achieve acommon goal (vision).
Other Deﬁnitions…" Teamwork means that we share acommon ideal, Embrace a commongoal. 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 besummed up in ﬁve short words....We believe in each other."" Teamwork is the FUEL that allowsCommon People To ProduceUncommon Results!"
TEAMWORK in theBible?In the Beginning Godsaid to Adam ‘it isnot good that manshould be alone’, Noah & his family,Nehemiah built wallin 52 days with ateam,
TEAMWORK in theBible?Moses had a teamof leaders aroundhim, Jesus & 12Disciples (one couldargue constructedgreatest team ever),
TEAMWORK in theBible?Paul & Silas,Barnabas & Mark,Gideon’s 300 etc…Nehemiah and histeams rebuildingthe wall ofJerusalem
The Tower of BabelGenesis 11:1-61 Now the whole earth had onelanguage and one speech. 2 And itcame to pass, as they journeyed fromthe east, that they found a plain in theland of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
The Tower of BabelGenesis 11:1-63 Then they said to one another, “Come, let us makebricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick forstone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And theysaid, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and atower whose top is in the heavens; let us makea name for ourselves, lest we be scatteredabroad over the face of the whole earth.”
The Tower of BabelGenesis 11:1-65 But the Lord came down to see the city and thetower which the sons of men had built. 6 And theLord said, “Indeed the people are one andthey all have one language, and this iswhat they begin to do; now nothing thatthey propose to do will be withheld fromthem.
The Tower of BabelOne of the stories that sticksout to me is – the Tower ofBabel is a picture of what canbe achieved by a team that isUNITED –speech,actions,thoughts, goals,the vision
There is no unitywithout purposeIts unity of purposenot doctrinal unityWhat would you bedoing of man did notfall- Myles MunroeBest Teacher inAmerica
There is no unitywithout purposePurpose deals with why?Means vs Ends - Wehave tried to getunity in methodologyrather than inpurpose and destinyMotive and purpose shouldshape our methodology
Truth is the Key!I ﬁnd it very interesting that the belovedApostle John, the one that some wouldcall the apostle of love, says toward theclose of his life, "I have no greaterjoy than to hear that my childrenare walking in the truth" (3 Jn 1:4).
Truth is the Key!No greater joy than to hear what? That hischildren are walking in the truth. Not love orunity, but truth. Why? - Very simple: love and unity willnot bring truth, but truth can bring bothunity and love. Biblical unity is beautifulbecause it has depth and it stands on truth
Why?95% of us would have bi vocationalministry by ignoring this we are underutilizing 95% of God given resources Survey of Pastors and Congregations - reverse statsHave you ever seen a Shepards givebirth to sheep no, its sheep that givebirth to sheep
2 different kinds of ministriesMinistry to the Saints Ephesians 4:7-127 But to each one of us grace was givenaccording to the measure of Christ’s gift.8Therefore 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 butthat He also ﬁrst descended into the lower parts ofthe earth?
2 different kinds of ministriesMinistry to the Saints Ephesians 4:7-1210 He who descended is also the One whoascended far above all the heavens, that He mightﬁll all things.)11 And He Himself gave some to beapostles, some prophets, some evangelists,and some pastors and teachers,12 for theequipping of the saints for the work ofministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
2 different kinds of ministriesPsalm 68:1818 You have ascended on high, Youhave led captivity captive; You havereceived gifts among men, Evenfrom the rebellious, That the LordGod might dwell there.
2 different kinds of ministries1 Corinthians 12:2828 And God has appointed these inthe church: first apostles, secondprophets, third teachers, after thatmiracles, then gifts of healings, helps,administrations, varieties of tongues.
2 different kinds ofministriesConsider after thatMaybe then Miracles bythe Multiplicity ofMinistries that the Lordmay dwell among them.CHURCHGOVERNMENT: GIFTSADMINISTRATION &OPERATIONS
2 different kinds of ministriesMinistry of the Saints 1 Corinthians 16:15-1615 I urge you, brethren—you know thehousehold of Stephanas, that it is theﬁrstfruits of Achaia, and that they havedevoted themselves to the ministry ofthe saints—16 that you also submit to such,and to everyone who works and labors with us.
2 different kinds ofministriesThis is the balancewe must bring backto the Body of Christ!The balance we mustbring to this HOUSE!We must make upour minds NOW!
Different purpose: TO THE SAINTSEphesians 4:1212 for the equipping of saints for thework of ministry, for the edifying of thebody of Christ, or (MSG) to trainChristians in skilled servant work,working within Christs body, the church
Different purpose:TO THE SAINTSTo identify theirministry, to bring theminto their full potential. Church is supposedto be school to learn,to grow the saintsfor the work of theirministry.
Different purpose:TO THE SAINTSPurpose of Schoolteachers andadministrators is togive the students aneducation andgraduate them. We are to touch someone whocould do much more than we couldever do: American Idol Finalist2008 Alumni & support the school
To fulfill DESTINY notjust PURPOSEPurpose is sterile anddoes not reproduceand when you stopfulﬁlling purpose likea machine you arereplaced.Takes place outside the churchbut if people are good withchildren we put them in childrenschurch within church.
To fulfill DESTINY notjust PURPOSEIts for you to fulﬁllyour destiny in yourworld or sphere ofinﬂuence. Bankers, Doctors are to beempowered and equipped tobe good at their jobs andbring the Kingdom of God tobear in their world!
To fulfill DESTINY notjust PURPOSETo go into the World thisis not just preaching, Godcalled you to be specialor unique in your world.Know who you are in yourworld not trying to find ajob in the church system.10 of 17 epistles werewritten to the saints not topreachers.
To fulfill DESTINY notjust PURPOSEControl and a desire tobe needed & ﬁnanceshas hidden this truthfrom us.To help us ﬁnd out who weare in this worldOccupation –what occupiesyou to make a living vs.Vocation must now beblended together.
Different purpose: OF THE SAINTSEphesians 4:1-7 KJV I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseechyou that ye walk worthy of the vocationwherewith ye are called, (2) With all lowlinessand meekness, with longsuffering, forbearingone another in love; (3) Endeavouring to keepthe unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Different purpose: OF THE SAINTSEphesians 4:1-7 KJV (4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as yeare called in one hope of your calling; (5) OneLord, one faith, one baptism, (6) One God andFather of all, who is above all, and through all,and in you all. (7) But unto every one of us isgiven grace according to the measure of thegift of Christ.
Different purpose:OF THE SAINTSVocation, Called etc Notpreaching or soapbox ordirected to saints.Many want to bepreachers because they donot know who they are, ifthey did they wont want topreach because its moreglorious!Notice Its Everyone!
The Scope of our AssignmentMatthew 28:18-2018 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authorityhas been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 “Gotherefore and make disciples of all thenations, baptizing them in the name of theFather and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 “teaching them to observe all things thatI have commanded you; and lo, I am with youalways, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
The Scope of our AssignmentMatthew 28:18-20 another translation18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, Allpower is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizingthem in the name of the Father, and of the Son, andof the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe allthings whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, Iam with you alway, even unto the end of the world.Amen.
The Scope of our AssignmentMark 16:15-1815 And He said to them, “Go into all theworld and preach the gospel to everycreature. 16 “He who believes and is baptizedwill be saved; but he who does not believe willbe condemned. 17 “And these signs will followthose who believe: In My name they will castout demons; they will speak with new tongues;
Distinction:Preaching &TeachingPreaching is toproclaim andTeaching is to explain.TRAINING: 1 a: the act,process, or method of onethat trains 1b: the skill,knowledge, or experienceacquired by one thattrains2: the state of beingtrained
Distinction:Preaching &TeachingTeaching them what? To become pastors andpreachers, no! It isamazing that for manyyears we have taught thatthe five fold ministry foundin Ephesians and that haveSpiritual gifts operating inthem are the only ministriesin the church
Ministry vs. MinistryIf the work of theministry totally withinthe church whywould need to equipthe saints to do thework of the ministry? Its simply becausethere is a ministryoutside the church.
Ministry vs. MinistryAs we have Apostles,Prophets, EvangelistsPastors and Teachersin Church have wealso considered, inthe same way, wealso have outside thechurch in what wecall the secular:
Ministry vs. MinistryApostles inthe marketplace like BillGates ofMicrosoft, whobreak new grounds
Ministry vs. MinistryProphets inthe secularworld likestock brokerswith an anointing topredict trends in theworld economy.
Ministry vs. MinistryEvangelists theworld greatestsalesmen like theCoca ColaMarketing Companyselling the world a drink thatactually does the body harmwhen taken in excess with amarking budget of over 5billion dollars.
Ministry vs. MinistryTeachers,this a common as anyonewho has gone throughany educational systemswith dedicated teacherswho make amazingsacrifices for theirstudents
Ministry vs. MinistryPastors can berepresented bycare groupsAlcoholicAnonymoushelping people get overaddictions but then again everyman is the pastor of his family.
Global ImpactMatthew 5:14-1614 “You are the light of the world. A city that is seton a hill cannot be hidden. 15 “Nor do they light alamp and put it under a basket, but on alampstand, and it gives light to all who are in thehouse. 16 “Let your light so shine before men,that they may see your good works and glorifyyour Father in heaven.
Its all of us even in Church Services!• 1 Corinthians 14:26• 26 How is it then, brethren? Wheneveryou come together, each of you has apsalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has arevelation, has an interpretation. Let allthings be done for edification. 27 If anyonespeaks in a tongue, let there be two or atthe most three, each in turn, and let oneinterpret. 28 But if there is no interpreter, lethim keep silent in church, and let him speakto himself and to God.
Its all of us even in Church Services!• Hebrews 10:25• 25 not forsaking theassembling of ourselvestogether, as is the manner ofsome, but exhorting oneanother, and so much the moreas you see the Dayapproaching.
Its all of us even in Church Services!1 Corinthians 14:28-3328 But if there is no interpreter, let himkeep silent in church, and let him speakto himself and to God.29 Let two or threeprophets speak, and let the others judge.30 But if anything is revealed to anotherwho sits by, let the first keep silent.
Its all of us even in Church Services!1 Corinthians 14:28-3331 For you can all prophesy one by one,that all may learn and all may beencouraged.32 And the spirits of theprophets are subject to the prophets.33 ForGod is not the author of confusion but ofpeace, as in all the churches of the saints.
Its all of us even inChurch Services!Do you think itwill change howwe prepare andcome to churchknowing it couldbe you with apsalm hymn etc
An example of the impact!1 Corinthians 14:23-2523 Therefore if the whole church comes together in oneplace, and all speak with tongues, and there come inthose who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they notsay that you are out of your mind? 24 But if allprophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformedperson comes in, he is convinced by all, he isconvicted by all. 25 And thus the secrets of his heartare revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he willworship God and report that God is truly among you.
Why are we not seeing this impact in churchtoday?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 hisway, even when he is old, he will not turn asidefrom it.(MSG) Point your kids in the right direction--when theyre old they wont be lost.
Why are we not seeing thisimpact in church today?Notice it’s the wayhe should go not theway you would thathe go i.e. where hewants to go – not adoctor or lawyer or apastor, the way hewants to go –should go
Qualification & DestinationRevelation 12:1111 “And they overcame him bythe blood of the Lamb and bythe word of their testimony, andthey did not love their lives tothe death.
Qualification & DestinationDaniel 7:21-2221 “I was watching; and the same horn wasmaking war against the saints, andprevailing against them, 22 “until the Ancientof Days came, and a judgment was made infavor of the saints of the Most High, and thetime 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: Theseed is the word of God.• CHIDREN OF GOD Matthew13:38 KJV• (38) The field is the world; the goodseed are the children of thekingdom; but the tares are thechildren 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 beheldhis glory, the glory as of the onlybegotten of the Father,) full of graceand truth.• You are the word going to work orministry, The kingdom is forged inthe 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 ofthy father: fear not to go down intoEgypt; for I will there make of theea great nation: (4) I will go down withthee into Egypt; and I will also surelybring thee up again: and Joseph shallput his hand upon thine eyes.
Joseph, his brothers & pharaoh• Genesis 47:1-6 KJV• (1) Then Joseph came and toldPharaoh, and said, My fatherand my brethren, and theirflocks, and their herds, and allthat they have, are come out ofthe 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 fivemen, and presented them unto Pharaoh. (3)And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What isyour occupation? And they said untoPharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we,and also our fathers. (4)..(6) The land of Egyptis before thee; in the best of the land make thyfather and brethren to dwell; in the land ofGoshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest anymen of activity among them, then make themrulers over my cattle.
Joseph, his brothers& pharaohGod plans to bless us inegypt and makes usrulers over Pharaoh’sResourcesOur ignorance of thisfact has limited ourimpact in Governmentand the Society and wehave not raised ageneration to do this!
Joseph, his brothers& pharaohWe in the ﬁve foldministry were notcalled to reach theworld We were called toreach the saints. Thesaints were called toreach the world!
ConclusionsIt’s a jointoperation butnow we mustredeﬁne our:GIFTS,ADMINSTRATION& OPERATIONS
ConclusionsI need us to ﬁndour place eitherin Ministry TOthe Saints or theMinistry OF theSaints and insome cases both!
ConclusionsWe are the saltof the earth andlight of the worldnot the salt ofchurch or thelight of thechurch.Conclusions
ConclusionsThe implications ofthese truths are farreaching and willprovide us themeans andresources toimpact our worldlike never before.