New Teamwork

Building Block #10 New Teamwork

This 4-week series is centered on New Teamwork.  Teamwork today can fall apart under differences, hurts, fears, and individuality.  Healthy Homes that Spring with Life want New Teamwork. Because God has assembled us as part of His winning team, and He has trusted us with His mission.  This series runs from the first Sunday in October through the last Sunday in October, the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost through Reformation Sunday. The paraments are green for the after Pentecost Season and red for Reformation Sunday.

New Teamwork, part 4: Contribution and Cooperation
Elder Dan Luck

Focus:  Homes Spring with Life like well oiled machines when each member contributes and cooperates.  Real teamwork requires Contribution and Cooperation by each person. When the goal of the team becomes the goal of each member, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  What would it look like for our church to have an attitude like Jesus displayed?

Main Text: Philippians 2:1-11

New Teamwork, part 3: Safety and Support
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  Homes Springing with Life thrive in Safe and Supportive communities. Teamwork can be crippled by fear and undermined by individuality.  Safety and Support are two very basic human needs. What does it look like for us, the church, to be the hands and feet of Jesus, the Jesus of Isaiah 42?  

Main Text: Isaiah 42:1-7

New Teamwork, part 2: Commitment and Confession
Pastor Matt Wipperman

Focus:  Sin destroys Teams.  It comes between and separates us from each other.  It threatens to separate us from God, and would, except that God sent Jesus to pay the price for our sin.  With God we live in the reality of His commitment to us, and as “we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”  A Home Springing with Life needs committed Teams, characterized by confession and forgiveness.

Main Text: 1 John 1:5-10

New Teamwork, part 1: Brothers and Sisters
Pastor Jeff Meyer

Focus:  New Teamwork is one of the 12 building blocks of a home that is springing with life. A Home Springing with Life is supported by healthy Teamwork between Brothers and Sisters. None of us is exactly the same, and sometimes we might feel like our differences are proof we shouldn’t be teammates.  But God is the master builder. He doesn’t need uniform bricks, He designs the pieces to fit together, with the stone rejected by the builders as the cornerstone.

Main Text: 1 Peter 2:5-10; 16-17a