Team-life

We have a training course on coaching leadership going on in the church. Last time we met, we talked about team-work. Have you ever been part of a team? I am an introvert and I like to work and be on my own, but I have also seen the power of team-work. A while ago I read somewhere that even if you have great and talented team-members, if you lack a good coach the result will not be satisfying.

A dream-team is a blessing. It is not just a means of getting work done effectively, it can be a home and a harbour when the storms in life get rough. It is a blessing to belong and it is a blessing to be needed by others. Currently, we are working with and developing three teams in the church: Number one,   a team that focuses on social work, providing food and clothing for people in need every Thursday night. Number two: A  music-team that is in charge of the music in the Sunday services. And number three: A kids’ ministry team that arranges good meetings for kids every Sunday morning. Welcome to join us, if you’d like!

What do you collect?

Some people collect stamps, others LP-records from the 1960’s or veteran cars. I collect quotes. For me, words have weight and give direction for life. At the moment, my favourite quote is one by Eric Geiger: ”If you want to make everybody happy, don’t be a leader. Sell icecream”.

I like the quote because it challenges me with an important question: Am I driven by impressions coming from the outside or driven by what is inside of me? If I am driven by impressions from the outside I will anxiously ponder: Do people like me? Do they like what I stand for? What if someone is angry with me?

“All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God”, Paul writes (Rom. 8:14). Observe that he does not say: “All God’s children are driven by the Spirit of God”. It is fully possible to be a child of God and yet driven by fear, own ambitions or others’ desires. But our calling is higher than that: As a child of God I am to be led by His Spirit and His impulses. What a challenging thought!
Pastor Camilla