In order for professional sports teams to win championships, the players have to play together to the best of their ability. Rarely can one superstar carry his team to a title. He needs his teammates to play their very best. Truly great players are the ones who find ways to enable the players around them to take their game to a higher level.
Kobe Bryant gives Michael Jordan credit for giving him “phenomenal advice” on how to elevate his teammates. Bryant says, “My demeanor and my temper probably calmed down a bit. I go into games today looking at what are my guys going through, who is struggling, what I can do to help.”
Church leaders can learn from the world of sports. Serving God is a team effort. In order for a congregation to be successful, it can’t rely on one talented leader to carry the load. The other members of the church must be challenged to be involved in the work and to do their very best.
Are there certain individuals in your church who need to be encouraged, inspired, equipped and released to do ministry? Identify them, and give them the boost they need to succeed.
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”—2 Timothy 2:2.