Summary: Teamwork always multiplies our effectivness for the King and His Kingdom
The Multiplying Effect of Teamwork
Catching the Spirit of the Leader
Intro Acts 16:10
Numbers 16 is the Lord’s response to the problem
Leaders should always be part of the solution
Result of division Matt 12:25
1) No one man shows
God never intended leadership to be a one-man show
Leadership is always team and always plural
2) God works through the visionary
v 16 & 17
God chose Moses – Moses chose the 70
God chose Jesus – Jesus chose the 12
3) Single vision or division
This is the Spirit of God
We must catch the spirit of the leader or go somewhere else
Not dictatorship – but headship
“Where there is more than one vision there is division – but where there is a vision supported and carried by a team there will be provision”
4) In–house ministries and out–house ministries
In house Out house
Character through accountability No accountability
Released – sent Went
Building the kingdom Killing Lions and bears
There is a need for ministers and ministries to be proved in service in the local context and with a local leader
I served Chris Wienand
I administrated the meetings
Everything went through me
My promotion came after 2 years
Service not ambition
Elisha was an in-house prophet
1) Asks for a double portion
Why a double anointing?
He needed it to deal with Jezebel
You need a double anointing to be the lead guy on any team
Because as the leader you deal with issues of government.
Jezebel represents - Occult
- Illegitimate authority
Strong government always deals a deathblow to these ungodly practices.
Every Jezebel needs an Ahab … a weak leader
You need a weighty anointing to deal with issues of government
2) How did he get it?
1Kings 19 … Elijah runs for his life
Once again God’s response is to add team
Elisha joins Elijah …attendant to contribute to: He ministers to, serves, waits on.
a) He served Elijah as a Father
You will never come to maturity as a son unless you receive your spiritual leader as a father
b) He proved his loyalty
I will never leave you
Are you a leaver or a cleaver?
Commitment is not known until it is tested
Relationship is not known until it is tested
Loyalty is not known until it is tested
c) This is the key
Jehoshophat knew that there was an impartation that came with serving
Poured water on the hands of the prophet
Joseph had to serve Pharaoh Type of Satan
Joshua had to serve Moses
David had to serve Saul Demonized
Apostles served Jesus Ushers … sit in groups
A look at the life of David
1 Chron 12
David asks 3 questions
A) Have you come in peace?
Are you prepared to build relationally?
B) Have you come to me to help me?
Are you prepared to serve me and the vision God has given me?
C) Have you come to betray me?
Are you prepared to prove your loyalty over time?
These are all gifted men
Each one of them could have had his own thing going
Key: They can go around killing lions, bears and Philistines, but they are not going to build the kingdom until they have joined themselves with David (the one God has chosen to build the kingdom)
God has chosen David … and these men recognize it
We must catch this principal if we are going to build the Kingdom
Comment on primary and secondary relationships
The task of developing leaders should be a priority for every leader
One-man leadership destroys leadership in others:
Produces spiritual midgets
Creates a culture of followership rather than a culture of leadership
Team members should have these convictions
1) Conviction that God has placed you here for His pleasure and His purpose
For your own good
Not for your purpose and pleasure
Not always back and forth
2) A conviction that places Christ and His people as their highest priority
Above your own desires and ambitions
Also above your own comfort zones
Must see ministry as away to give and serve
3) A willingness to take on any task to advance the team’s overall vision
4) A conviction of loyalty that will stand the test of time
Loyalty and faithfulness make great team members
5) A conviction of faithfulness
6) A conviction of integrity
Will you protect both?
7) A conviction of availability
Requires good discipline of time
Crisis management … 2nd best … all that tells me is that you have not been disciplined with your time