Read in 1 min Leader Resources » Ministry Basics » All Other Ministry Basics » Volunteer Management » Retaining » Team Building Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email 3 Sure-Fire Things That Will Tear Apart Your Team Published: May 15, 2023 You might be surprised to learn that the three things that’ll tear apart your team aren’t lack of creativity, strategy, or excellence. There are three things you must have if your team is to serve God faithfully. If you have the opposite of these three things in Philippians 2:1-5, your team is in trouble. Pray and fight against these three things. 3 Sure-Fire Things That Will Tear Apart Your Team Lack of Team Unity Paul wrote, “Make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.” Infighting, disagreements, power plays, and secret games will tear your team apart. Pray and work for unity. Arrogance Paul wrote, “Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” Selfishness, pride, arrogance, and self-seeking have taken down many a leader—and team. Self-Interest In Philippians 2:4, Paul writes, “Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” The Greek word for “look out” means to literally “spy out.” Imagine having a team that is spying out or searching for ways to meet needs and serve others. It would be revolutionary! In Philippians 2:5, Paul wraps it up by challenging the church to have the same attitude that Jesus had. And what was that attitude? It’s in verses 2-4: unity with God the Father and Holy Spirit; humility to become a human; and servanthood to lay down his life for us. So the way to strengthen your team? To become more like Jesus every day! Want more volunteer management ideas? Check out these articles! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!