Radical statements about the team Jesus builds

In the first century, Jesus built a team that “turned the world upside down.” In the twenty-first century, He wants to do it again! Why did Jesus build a team of disciples? Because teamwork makes the Gospel work! It’s amazing what Team Jesus can do, when nobody cares who gets the credit. A small Jesus Team can be more effective than a big religious organization.

Team Jesus is about group effort: “When you come together each one of you has . . .”(See 1 Corinthians 14:26.) The Jesus Team chooses teamwork over one man’s ego. A Jesus Team learns to depend on Christ working in and through one another.  The strength of the Jesus Team lives in each member; not just in 1 ordained member.

No one person or organization has ownership or exclusive claim to Team Jesus! The Jesus Team lets the risen Jesus lead us. It’s not under mere human control. Team Jesus meets together to work together, not to watch someone else work. There is no teamwork when individuals are reduced to mere spectators.

Team Jesus, working together, empowers ordinary people with extraordinary results. Members of Team Jesus lay down their personal desires for the good of the team!  No individual can play a Jesus symphony. It takes a whole orchestra! Team Jesus carries each other’s burdens and shares one another’s joys!

Team Jesus is a group of people all obeying one Savior! Team Jesus sees every individual as a valuable carrier of insight and inspiration. Team Jesus doesn’t belittle people who think and/or act out of the box. Working together in Team Jesus, you always have others standing with you! The Jesus Team empowers people with boldness. It doesn’t make them passive.

There’s no harmony if only 1 person is allowed to make a sound & the rest are silenced.  Silence isn’t always golden. The Jesus Team tries to avoid required silence because making people sit quietly and listen sometimes quenches the Holy Spirit.Team Jesus goes beyond individual performance, releasing the gifts of all.

No one man is as capable as a Jesus Team hearing & obeying Christ together. One man alone can be pretty dense, but bringing our insights together wisdom soars. Team Jesus multiplies effectiveness by opening the meeting up to everyone’s input. Preaching isn’t a solo sport, even if you’re called “the preacher.”

It’s easy to make church a one-man performance. It’s hard to be a Jesus-team! Team Jesus has never been tried and found to fail, however, we have seldom tried it.

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Experience a Jesus Team @ The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207 on Sundays @ 10:45 am. Read about Jesus teams @ this link.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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