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What Makes a Healthy Team? – Tips on getting along with one another.

Africa Laura Mary and I

When I was in Kenya last year and ministering with Pastor Laban and Pastor Mary Johnson from Voice for Jesus Ministries, I observed one thing about several of the pastors and ministers there.  They all encouraged one another and came out to support a visiting pastor or minister.  The “team spirit” was very strong.  Whether you are part of a mission, evangelistic, crisis & trauma care team, or belong to a team in your church.  These thoughts and tips can help!

Some beginning thoughts about being on a team…

It’s like being in a marriage – it takes being comitted to one another.

Financial problems will be one area the enemy trys to divide your team.

Cultural adjustments must be recognized and not judged as being right or wrong.

Ripe fields only come through fertile ground.  Creating fertile ground takes teamwork!

Why do people quit a team?

Impatience on waiting for results or God to move.

Inability to adapt to culture – a desire to remain in a bubble.

Lack of fruitfulness.

Be careful of the vows you make.

“God doesn’t care.”

“It doesn’t matter.”

Teams take patience and perseverance.  A dreamer doesn’t persevere, but a visionary perseveres till the end. Quotes from L. M. Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables… that will help you to have a healthy and happy team.

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”

“True friends are always together in spirit. (Anne Shirley)”

“Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them– that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.”

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”

In closing, if you want a healthy and successful team… remember the “e” in team includes “everyone.”  There is no “I” in team….

From Ashes to Beauty,

Cinderella Released

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A little About Marlene Marlene was raised in Sanford, Florida, the daughter of a 12th generation farmer and part Cherokee mother. Marlene first met Jesus at the tender age of six sitting in an orange tree in her backyard. This was when she first felt the Holy Spirit speaking to her about going to different nations and sharing the love and resurrection power of Jesus to others. She is mother to four sons, three grandchildren, and has many spiritual sons and daughters. Isaiah 54 is her life chapter. It was from that scripture God gave her two specific promises about her physical children, "All your children will be taught of the Lord and have great peace.”(Isaiah 54:13) and, “Your decendents will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities.” (Isaiah 54:3) Marlene follows the leading of the Lord and goes wherever and by whatever means God guides and provides. She ministers in meetings, retreats, slums, villages, churches and alongside others who are also called to share the good news, pray for the sick and hurting. She has a heart to equip and train the latter day church helping them to prepare for the harvest that is ripe. She is a mother and father to those who are broken, hurting and orphaned. This could be across the street or across the world. It could be in the jailhouse, at someone’s penthouse or simply a backyard BBQ. Wherever she is, her desire is to minister bringing hope and healing. She has a heart for the lost, backslidden and broken and Her desire is to love and know the Lord fully and unconditionally always growing in His grace, wisdom, and mercy; becoming the Lord's perfect bride, without spot or wrinkle. God created us to be beautiful. She wants you to know His love and become God’s treasure in and on the earth, maturing and growing to help others find their identity and place and to finish the race well. God searches today for those who will make Him their single desire, who will say with the Psalmist and King David that, “the Lord is the portion of mine inheritance” (Psalm 16:5). They will be His special possession because, “the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure” (Psalm 135:4). 850-661-6104 24/7 Prayer CinderellaReleased.Me cinderellareleased@gmail.com Webpage http://cinderellareleased.wixsite.com/cinderellareleased

3 thoughts on “What Makes a Healthy Team? – Tips on getting along with one another.

  1. I just love your quote from Ann of Green Gables! “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” Thank you 🙂

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