If our greatest purpose as a Church is to love the Lord our God, which Jesus identified as the Greatest Commandment, then all we do with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength should be because of and for Him. If we all remember that, then ministry is no longer about pleasing ourselves, following our own agendas, or appeasing other people. Love for God provides great motivation for doing ministry together in a coordinated way. Why? . . . Continue reading Motivation for Coordination
The Church coming together as a coordinated whole will take more than good intentions or striving on our part. It begins by being motivated by our love for God but must also include love for one another.
Most people find it hard to work together in unity and harmony with people they don’t love. Even human love and affection tends to make people more cooperative with each other. But . . . Continue reading Means of Coordination
Consider God’s design for the Body of Christ to function interdependently. We need each other. If we don’t purposefully work to coordinate ministries and programs in the church with one another, we can find ourselves rather splintered, isolated, one part doing their thing and the other doing their thing. When that happens, the Body as a whole doesn’t tend to see much organic growth. . . . Continue reading Coordination Integral to God’s Design
Given the make-up of today’s world, leaders face a major challenge in providing coordination in the Church. We live in a world where people want to do what is right in their own eyes. They desire choices. At the same time, we also live in a world where people long to be a part of something big, something that makes a difference, something going somewhere. Church leaders must help people see God’s big picture plan as worth their time and effort and at the same time . . . Continue reading Coordination Governed by the Great Commission
When referring to coordination as a leadership skill, we must qualify that for the Church it means more than getting people to outwardly conform and work together as a unit. Rather, we’re coming together in true unity — the kind of coordination that showcases Christ.
Lessons from Ephesians about How Coordination Showcases Christ . . . Continue reading Coordination Showcases Christ
Coordination that showcases Christ is that which is done in submission to Christ. We come together under the umbrella of His authority, His purposes, and His design for His sake.
Submission to Christ Leads to Coordination in the Body . . . Continue reading Coordination in Submission to Christ