They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. – Acts 1:14 (NIV)
The church needs to team up. The body of Christ needs to join together. As the verse says, the disciples of the Lord all joined together. When people team up, they can share and support one another. The common ground for each and every individual sets the stage for further collective action.
The acronym T.E.A.M. stands Totally Engaging All Members. The work of the church requires an engagement. Engaging others requires energy and effort. The people who are part of the body of Christ are to be engaged under the name of Christ, living out their lives in Christ and like Christ.
Our commitment to engage others will reveal our dedication to the goals and objectives of the team. The church may have some business functions, but it is an organization at its core. The church is organized under the Lord and in His name. Its essence is a universal body of believers in Christ, the Lamb of God and the risen Lord.
Team up! Exercise T.E.A.M. in your church and ministry. Take the time to engage other people. Engage people in love with grace, forgiveness and mercy. Truly, if you do so, you and your people will grow together as you strengthen one another. T.E.A.M. up!