by Mark T. Hancock · 1 comment

Jesus built quite a team. His disciples (and, later, Paul and others) had a variety of strengths, but shared a common goal.

Many times we see organizations develop based on “like-kindedness”, but “like-mindedness” is a better environment for success.

Identify your strengths and develop them. Pray about your purpose and clarify it. Then team up with people who have what you lack in terms of strength, but have what you have in terms of purpose. They may be of a different “kind”, but “mind” is what matters.

That way everyone wins at the expense of no one as you pursue the same objective, drawing on the gifts and talents of others in His Body. Every joint supplies.

Ephesians 4:11 “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, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”

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Christina Lusk April 27, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Hi Mark. Thanks for keeping it simple. Simple minds will be attracted to it. Now where did I put that remote? Mr. Rogers neighborhood is about to start.

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