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What Is The Great Commission, and What Does It Mean To Us Today? – YWAM Asheville

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What Is The Great Commission, and What Does It Mean To Us Today?

 

Introduction

“The Great Commission” is a term that gets used a lot in Christian circles. I would guess that most practicing Christians have a general understanding that it refers to Jesus’s command to spread His message across the world, or “get people saved”…but is that the whole picture? What is the Great Commission, really

The Great Commission explained 

The texts in Scripture that we called “The Great Commission” are found in Matthew 28, Mark 16, and Luke 24. In these passages we find Jesus emboldening and assigning His disciples with purpose, vision, and zeal. Those that heard these words with their own ears had witnessed miracles; physical, mental, and spiritual. They watched as broken hearts were mended and worried minds set at ease. They experienced the Kingdom. The Kingdom was Jesus’s main talking point. Bringing Heaven to Earth. Creating pockets of paradise in the midst of this broken world. 

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Preaching “the gospel” means preaching the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. Often we misunderstand it to mean simply getting people to accept Jesus as savior, but it’s so much more than that. The Great Commission is the lifelong calling to create space for Heaven on Earth wherever you go. 

In Heaven, the King is on the throne. Part of the Great Commission is inviting people to place Jesus on the throne of their hearts. 

In Heaven, the King is Lord of all. Part of the Great Commission is instructing people to lay their lives at Jesus’ feet, allowing Him to be supreme. 

In Heaven, there is no disunity. Part of the Great Commission is demonstrating Christlike humility, forgiveness, and patience. 

In Heaven, no darkness dwells. Part of the Great Commission is exposing and extinguishing the works of evil. 

In Heaven, mercy and justice mingle in perfect balance together. Part of the Great Commission is expressing compassion and making things right. 

The Great Commission is not only about the conversion of souls. It is also the formation of a new life, built upon new values, goals, and loyalties. To make a disciple is to introduce someone to the King and also His Kingdom.

This is why I am a missionary. Yes, eternity is real, and the soul’s eternal destination is an important conversation to have. But when we correctly understand what Jesus meant by “the Kingdom”, we quickly see that eternity was not His primary concern. Being a part of Youth With A Mission gives me a platform to make disciples of the King and His Kingdom on this side of eternity. 

What does the Great Commission mean to us today? 

As a believer living in today’s society, the Great Commission means the same thing it always has. Of course, we need to translate the gospel of the Kingdom into language that our modern audience can understand and relate to…but the objective hasn’t changed. Introduce people to Jesus, walk them into His Kingdom, and teach them to live in the ways, principles, and values of Heaven. 

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How YWAM takes part in the Great Commission 

YWAM’s core value is to Know God and Make Him Known. As a result, every YWAM course and YWAM school is centered around the Great Commission. If you come to a YWAM Discipleship Training School, you will be given time to KNOW GOD and the tools to MAKE GOD KNOWN. These are the building blocks of living a life on a mission! A YWAM DTS is an ideal place to begin to uncover your role in fulfilling the Great Commission. And the only YWAM DTS requirements are a high school diploma and a heart that is ready to say “HERE AM I, SEND ME!” 

Conclusion 

The truth is every Christian is called to be a missionary. Not everyone is meant to go to distant nations and learn different languages…most are called to be missionaries in their own towns, in their schools and in jobs. Remember, fulfilling the Great Commission looks like making space for Heaven to invade Earth. You can do that everywhere you go! But if you want more, if you’re thirsty to see the nations transformed, and you’re ready to go wherever Jesus would send you… do a DTS with YWAM Asheville!

Hearing the Voice of God in Prayer – YWAM Asheville

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Hearing the Voice of God in Prayer 

Introduction 

‘Spill el cafecito’ is the Latino way to say, “tell me all about it.” Do you remember times when you have invited friends, coworkers, or someone you just met to grab a coffee? It is a simple yet effective way to say, “I want time with you, to sit down, to get to know you, there are things I want to discuss with you.” The invitation tends to be exciting, and you may even start feeling anticipation about the conversation as it approaches. A coffee date is just a simple example of a relational invitation. It requires intentionality, expression, and communication. It is a request for an exchange. A call to share things about ourselves with each other.

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Hearing God’s Voice 

Hearing the voice of God in prayer requires the same exact things. Intention, expression, and communication. Prayer, too, is an invitation. God invites us to make room in our minds and hearts for His presence. And we invite God to speak and exist in whatever way He pleases, to make Himself known to us. It is intentional, and the good news about this is that His word promises us He will make himself available to us: 

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 

“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you”. John 16:13-15 

I want to share with you some principles, or practical ways, you can develop an ear to hear the voice of God. Prayer will never look the same when you learn to recognize that He has been speaking to you all along! It will enable you to connect to the core and purpose of prayer

Let’s start by defining prayer. I would say prayer is communion and communication between man and God. As we approach a posture of prayer, it helps to examine whether or not our hearts are fully available for Him. Do we need to reconcile any conflicts or issues that might come between us and others, or us and God? Taking the time to make your relationships with other people as healthy as possible will have an immense impact on your relationship with God as well. Things like bitterness, unforgiveness, offense, or hurt can cloud our ability to fully grasp God’s heart and will.

Another thing to consider doing when you pray is consciously setting aside your own thoughts and presumptions, in order to clear the slate for God to speak as He wants. 

Engaging in spiritual warfare before you begin is important. Resist and disallow any strategies or opposition from the enemy that would block you from hearing with clarity. 

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As you shift into times of prayer, know that you can invite God’s presence with confidence and boldness. You don’t need to beg for Him to hear you, or plead for His willingness to dwell with you. You are His child! All authority in Heaven and on Earth was given to Jesus, and He shares it freely with us, His co-heirs. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16. You can trust that He hears you when you speak to Him, and that He will respond. 

We must understand God is a personal God. This implies he will speak to us in ways you can understand. There are many ways God communicates. He might speak through things like: Scripture, nature, dreams, creativity, music, movies, and people around you. As we mentioned in the book of John, he will guide us into all the truth. So it takes faith and obedience to receive all he brings to mind. It will take consistency, willingness, and patience to recognize His voice – just as in every relationship! 

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How Hearing God’s Voice Looks at YWAM Asheville 

In Youth With A Mission, two of our foundational values are to hear the voice of God and practice worship and intercessory prayer. In the discipleship training school, known as a “DTS”, as well as all our YWAM courses. We include these practices in almost every aspect of life and decision-making. We want to hear and follow His direction in small and big matters! We take His word to heart, and put it into practice. 

At YWAM Asheville, part of our DTS class curriculum is to take time to hear God in prayer for our schools and ministries. Joy Dawson and her teaching on principles for effective intercession have led us to another level of faith and purpose to pray for every tribe and nation, and every area of society. 

Conclusion 

To slow down and sit down in His presence can be one of the best ways to start making these disciplines a fuel for our walk in the promises of God. It can look dynamic, unique, and creative. I challenge you to give it a try, and make space for His voice to lead the way into every detail of your life, all in order to align your heart with His.

What is inductive Bible study?- YWAM Asheville

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What is Inductive Bible Study? 

Introduction 

Studying the Bible is a gift and a blessing within the Christian life. In my life, being given the tools I needed to digest the Bible for myself made an impact I can barely put into words. The Bible can be difficult to approach, confusing and intimidating people into complacency towards it. Unfortunately, it seems like most Christians are unaware of the many tools and methods available to make Bible study not only accessible but transformational. The Inductive Bible Study method showed me that understanding the scriptures is not, as I had assumed, beyond my grasp. It taught me that God’s Word is timelessly relevant, deeply informative, and indeed, Good News. 

Purpose and Goal of Inductive Bible Study 

Every Bible study method will serve a different purpose and aim at a different goal. Some methods seek to collect data and categorize topics. Some serve as meditation and reflection tools. The Inductive Method is a little of both. It combines the scholastic need for information with the active voice of the Holy Spirit, allowing the breath of God to fill the student with well 

informed, timeless, transformative truths. 

As a Youth With A Mission (YWAM) student, I was first introduced to this method of Bible Study in my Discipleship Training School (DTS). During the DTS lecture phase, Bible Overview gave me a new appreciation for the Book I had always felt weary of. Instead of feeling guilt, anxiety, and confusion, I began to feel curiosity, amazement, and awe. 

The purpose of Inductive Bible Study is to allow the reader to use pertaining historical and cultural context (inside and outside of the text), to illuminate the author’s intent for the passage being studied so that the reader can make educated interpretations, appropriate conclusions, and finally, meaningful applications. Every student of the Inductive method will tell you that the goal is always application. If we do not allow our studies to produce actionable avenues of growth within us, we are not allowing our hearts to engage with the Bible fully. The Bible is, of course, a vast collection of intellectual concepts, conversations, and ideas. But, at its core, it is the primary vessel through which God continues to reveal who He is to His people. It’s meant to be a relational, interactive, communal, and personal means to grow closer in likeness to Christ – and draw us into a deeper abiding with His Spirit. 

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I appreciate what LaRosa Johnson writes in his article on the topic. He writes, “A large part of understanding the Bible rightly requires looking at it through the proper lenses. Unlike many books we read today, the Bible is old, a compilation of many writings, and a religious book. As

such, we must remember all those things when we study the Bible. In addition, each facet plays a key role in the right interpretation of Scripture. 

First, the Bible is a historical book. It is several thousand years old and was written over centuries. This means we cannot approach it like a book written in the 21st Century. There is a different cultures and backgrounds we must keep in mind when we study. The Bible’s authors wrote in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine (common) Greek. Each language is old and requires translation into modern vernacular. We must keep this in mind when studying. Second, the Bible contains many different literary genres. We cannot read each book of the Bible the same way. Scripture contains history, prophecy, letters, apocalyptic literature, poetry, and so on. Each passage needs to be read and understood based on its given genre, which, in turn, affects how we interpret it. 

Finally, we must understand that it is a theological book. God wrote and teaches us about himself in the Bible. This is another fact we cannot ignore in our interpretation.”

Steps of Inductive Bible Study 

 

1. The first step of Inductive Bible study is prayer. We ask God to give us the ability to take off the lenses we wear that cloud our vision, skew our perspective, and lead us toward partiality. We ask that He lead us, open our eyes, ears, and heart and that we would yield to His Lordship in the process. We want to approach the Bible with as little bias, preconceived notions, and other hindrances as possible. 

2. Next, we read the entirety of the book we are reading, if possible, in one sitting, out loud. When we read the whole book out loud, in one go, our brains can absorb more of what we are reading. 

3. Then, once we have completed one reading of the book, we read through it again. But this time, we are reading to make observations. We are making a note of things like who, where, and when, as well as literary tools like lists, metaphors, and figures of speech…we notice promises, commands, questions, repeated words, key ideas, parables, and genealogies..and we physically mark them on the paper we are reading from. Most Inductive Students will make their own “legend” that allows them to mark up their text with their own symbols. For example, my mark for a promise is a yellow star. My mark for a figure of speech is a purple triangle. This stage of study is meant to get you to slow down, notice what is happening in the text, and warm up your brain to start asking questions. 

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4. From these observations, we can begin to ask questions. This is where the CONTEXT of the book comes into play. You will want to have a good handle on these things before drawing ANY conclusions about what you have read:

What type of literature is it? 

Who wrote it? 

When did they write it? 

Who did they write it to? 

Was it happening at this point in history? 

What was the political, religious, and cultural setting? 

This contextual information will guide you as you ask questions. You can find contextual information in a variety of places. A few of my favorites are: 

5. Now that you have asked some educated questions, begin to use the contextual information you’ve gathered to make interpretations…AKA: answer your own questions using the information you’ve gathered. Can you see what the author was trying to communicate? Given their circumstances, what might the audience/reader have needed to hear? What are the implications of this passage to those originally involved?

6. You’ve read the book in its entirety, made observations, gotten some basic context, and asked and answered educated questions..now you can draw some conclusions. Time to come up with some TIMELESS TRUTHS. You can pull these truths from your interpretations that remain true for all kinds of people throughout all of time. 

For example, “God is not limited to man’s methods” is a timeless truth. It is true no matter who you are, where, or when. 

7. Lastly, and most importantly, allow the Holy Spirit to guide you to a pertinent APPLICATION of this truth in your life, or the life of the contemporary reader. Using the example above, a personal application of this may be trusting that God can solve the issue you are facing using methods you know nothing about. Trusting that God knows a way through even when you see no options with your human capacities.

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Inductive Bible Study at YWAM Asheville 

During the Discipleship Training School, students are given a whole week to go through the Bible. Bible Overview is built into the YWAM DTS curriculum. This week gives students a chance to look at the scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, and it is often taught from an Inductive perspective. Other YWAM courses are dedicated to teaching students the Inductive method, such as the School of Biblical Studies and the Bible Core Course. Here in Asheville, YWAM values giving DTS students a basic understanding of Inductive Bible Study so they can become users of the method in their own lives. Students are also invited to return for the Foundational Leadership Course where they will be given even further training and education on Inductive Bible Study. 

Conclusion 

I saw a recent post on Twitter from a fitness account that said, “Strength training will make every other problem you have easier to solve.” I would argue that the same could be said about Bible Study. The more you engage with God’s voice, doing the heavy lifting of observation, interpretation, and application, you will find that life’s problems are brought into perspective; an eternal perspective.

5 Reasons to do a DTS – YWAM Asheville

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5 Reasons to do a DTS

Introduction 

So you might be thinking about applying for a YWAM DTS, or maybe you already have. You might also be thinking, “God has called me, but what am I getting myself into?” That’s totally valid, and there is so much to look forward to when applying to your Discipleship Training School.
 

YWAM’s motto is To Know God and Make God Known. Our entire foundation is built upon those words. That is our ultimate goal here is to make sure each person has a deep, personal relationship with God and to evangelize, starting with the one. But there is SO much more that comes out of a DTS than that– and here are just a few that I could think of. 

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Reasons To Do A YWAM DTS 

 

1. Learn More About Other Nations and Cultures 

No matter where your DTS location or Outreach is, you’ll learn more about where you’re at and the people around you. Even I, who is from a small town right outside of Asheville and would visit Asheville frequently as a teenager, came to do my DTS at YWAM Asheville, and it really blew my mind how much I didn’t see in Asheville even though it was right in front of my eyes.

At DTS, you’ll learn how to get down and dirty and place yourself behind the scenes of wherever you’re at, you will also learn how to slow down and really see people as Jesus does instead of just glancing over the surface of the world. YWAM is full of diversity so you’ll live with other students and staff from all different cultures and backgrounds. 

2. Expand Your Knowledge of the Bible 

We get it, sometimes, when you explore the Bible on your own, it’s really difficult to understand. There are areas that seem intimidating and you don’t want to touch in fear of not being intelligent enough to understand. No worries! Our DTS curriculum is full of helpful ways and tools to help you better understand the Word.

We have an entire week dedicated to Biblical Overview, this week gives a simple, easy to follow, and enjoyable deep dive into the Bible. Students always say that this week is especially helpful in their faith journey. It opens your eyes to new things, and brings you to a higher level of understanding! 

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3. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone 

It’s easy to keep your relationship with Jesus between you and Him. However, that’s not what God intended. He has called you to go out and make disciples, and that can’t happen if you’re not willing to do things that make you uncomfortable. As Christians, we’re not only called to be okay with discomfort but to seek it. Requirements of DTS include being flexible and willing to die to yourself and the comforts of your flesh. In your Discipleship Training, you’ll learn how to have the confidence in evangelism, spreading love, and preaching the gospel to every tribe, tongue and soul – you just have to ask yourself, is Jesus worth any awkwardness, criticism or judgment you may encounter? (The answer is, “heck yeah, He is.”) 

4. Grow deep, real connections with other Jesus lovers 

Being a Christian is hard, but being a Christian without a supportive community that shares your love, values, and beliefs is even harder. So here at YWAM, we are all about community, coming together from different cultures. Our hope is that you come and feel at home with the people around you. You deserve to feel loved, cherished, and worthy. Everyone who comes to DTS is so different yet we all have one thing in common: We love Jesus. 

5. Become a New Creation 

In Galatians 6, Paul talks about how religion, circumcision and all that other stuff don’t really matter, but what’s most important is whether or not we have become a New Creation. Meaning, we let our old selves die and allowed the Lord to transform us and make us new, pure, holy, and whole. This is the main reason I chose to do DTS. You might have a rough past and are new to Faith and Jesus and everything. You might have unprocessed with trauma, pain and shame. Or maybe you have just never known the Lord as your own Father, Friend, Counselor, etc. Whatever your story is, the Lord can redeem it. Whoever you are, you can grow even more. He wants to give you freedom. A YWAM DTS is a great place to start that process. 

 

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Conclusion 

It’s so hard to capture the essence of everything you’ll experience in your DTS- but trust me when I say that whatever the reason is that you’re doing a DTS, the Lord can do abundantly more than you can ask, think or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).

We call DTS the pressure cooker for your faith, and after those five months you will leave with so much more knowledge, wisdom, passion, and excitement for life. If you believe that God is worth 5 months of your life, then surrender to Him and allow Him to show you what He’s capable of. This is just a starting point. Let Jesus take you on an adventure and apply for a DTS today.

Why I Believe In The DTS – YWAM Asheville

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Why I Believe In The DTS

Introduction 

I believe in the DTS. A YWAM Discipleship Training School is just what it says it is. It not only teaches one how to disciple the nations, it also (perhaps even more importantly) teaches one how to BE DISCIPLED. Why is this so critical? Isn’t our aim to reach the lost for Christ? Why worry about ourselves?

Becoming A Disciple Before Becoming A Missionary 

Indeed, Youth With A Mission’s goal is to send waves of missionaries into every corner of the world, to see the lost found, the hungry fed, the lonely met. But in order to sustainably do this, we must first learn to be continually molded into vessels capable of delivering His perfect peace. In order to be effective in the Christian life, let alone missions, we must never overlook our own heart for the sake of the nations. If the gospel isn’t radically real to us, if its stunning messages don’t awaken us first, we will fizzle out and be serving from numb hearts. And when this happens, which is sometimes inevitable, we must know how to be discipled, how to be led, and how to be helped.

We aren’t built to carry the Great Commission on our own strength, intellect, skills, or anointing. Through every step of our life, we must depend on the faith family to support us in many ways.

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Why I believe in the DTS

The DTS is a place that allows a young person to look in the mirror, for perhaps the first time, and analyze the scars, the beauty, the design, and the purpose of their being. During the DTS, you are able to ask the deep down questions, seek out the Face of Truth, develop your faith, and receive teaching from those who have gone before you.

During my DTS lecture phase, I was challenged to think differently, become aware of my assumptions and wrong beliefs about who God is, and face my fears about my future. The different speakers and topics that get addressed during DTS are specifically designed to draw the student into deeper trust in the Lord, and nothing short of that happened for me! When you are surrounded by new people, new ideas, new methods, new values, in a new place…you get pushed into the deep end of the pool of relying on Jesus. And the beauty of it is, you are in a group of other students going through the exact same thing. This leads to such incredible friendships and community. Some of my longest and closest friendships today began during DTS, over 12 years ago!

Then on outreach, everything gets amplified! Desperation for the voice of God becomes one of the hallmarks of your life because you are literally depending on His leadership every moment of every day. Outreach instilled in me a deep reliance on God’s voice, and a trust that when He speaks, His words are trustworthy, no matter how crazy it may seem. This short 2 month trip across the world taught me one of the most vital aspects of being a disciple of Jesus: listening and obeying my Shepherd’s voice.

In my DTS, I learned that my answers to my own questions would fall short every time. I need the wisdom of Scripture, the experience of my elders, the insight of my leaders and love of my peers to experience Christ. I learned that in order to grow into the woman I am made to be, I must have people around me speaking truth into my life, even when it isn’t what I want to hear. To lift my face when it has fallen, to breathe life into me when I’ve grown weary. The DTS taught me how to be discipled, how to be loved, and how to sustain a life of discipling others.

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In Closing

The truth is, becoming a disciple of Jesus takes a lifetime to figure out. But a YWAM DTS is honestly one of the very best tools out there that will enhance and deepen that journey in a very short amount of time. I believe in the Discipleship Training School for SO many reasons. It’s changed my life for the better, given me the spiritual tools I lacked as a young high school graduate, and I consider it a major moment in my life that God used to get me on the right path. 

When it comes to choosing the best DTS location for you, I highly recommend not searching for the cheapest DTS only. Money is important, and God knows you need finances for tuition. But PLEASE let the Holy Spirit guide you in that decision making process. Lean into prayer and words of wisdom from others that know how to hear from God. And if you still need help, we are here! One of our DTS coaches would be pumped to walk with you through that process, and help you discern what the Lord is saying to you! We want you to be exactly where He’s calling you, wherever that may be. 

7 Effective Ways To Enhance Teamwork – YWAM Asheville

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7 Effective Ways To Enhance Teamwork 

 

Introduction 

Before I started my YWAM Discipleship Training School I was a loner. I had a couple jobs here and there but I really had no idea what it meant to be in community or to be a part of a team. But very quickly into my YWAM training I realized how much they valued team building. (Spoiler Alert: Functioning in Teams is literally one of YWAM’s values.) Whether it came to intercessory prayer, community responsibilities, local or global ministry, lecture phase or outreach phase, we were using teamwork, and it very often included some kind of team activity that enhanced our unity. Through this I learned so much about being an effective teammate, and I want to share some of those gems with you! 

 

Stay Goal and Relationship Orientated

 

It’s so important to be on the same page with the rest of your team. Even though sometimes that means a bit of debating. You’re all here for the same reason, to get the work done effectively. So instead of wasting time bickering about who’s way is best, press on in humility, gentleness, patience and grace. You need to be willing to die to yourself at times and the way you want things to go in order to reach your goal. Have team building activities, spend time with each other when you don’t ‘need’ too, be intentional with one another to deepen those relationships!

 

Always make the Holy Spirit ‘Team Captain’

 

Whether you’re the team leader or not, having the Holy Spirit be the main decision maker and running the show is always the best idea. So be intentional with the Holy Spirit and let Him lead, even in the little things. During our discipleship class curriculum we learn lots about how to do this effectively. 

Enhance Teamwork

Reflect Jesus

If you’re prone to gossipping, complaining, being lazy, tarty, or even just 

constantly having a bad attitude, then you are going to hold your team back from flourishing. In DTS, you’re bound to have spiritual growth, so bring that to the table. Be intentional in growing and becoming a better person, and a perfect place to practice that is around your team! Give your teammates the respect you want to be given and forgive mistakes easily as Jesus has forgiven you. Walkout in barring the image of Christ. 

Accept Criticism

Going off of Reflecting Jesus, we also need to be willing to accept criticism from our teammates. If they notice areas of growth that need to take place, listen. Step out in humility and allow those you work with and trust to point out what needs to be changed, getting you a step closer to Jesus each time.

 

Don’t Compare Yourself

Everyone is different, but all are needed. Some people are introverts, some are extroverts. Some work best outside and some work best on a computer. Some prefer the slow and steady life and some thrive off adrenaline. However it is that you work best, use it. Each person plays a different part in the team and brings different ways of thinking, and they’re all beautiful and handcrafted by God! Darlene Cunningham quotes in her book ‘Values Matter’: “Our teams are to be a mirror of the unity with diversity that exists within the Trinity. And people not only bring their personal strengths but also their cultural strengths.” Our differences are our strengths! 

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    Take Initiative

    As Christians, we are called to take action. So do those dishes that have been piling in the sink, clean that bathroom, volunteer to read that passage in the bible, wash the feet of your enemy, when engaging in intercessory prayer– speak and don’t hold back. Don’t wait around for someone else to do it. Get rid of the ‘it’s not my job’, ‘I’m not good enough’ mindset and take initiative. Ask the Lord for boldness and courage. If we are not willing to do the small jobs, God won’t call us to do the big things we dream of. If you have Jesus you are qualified to do anything He puts in front of you. Be obedient. 

    Breathe and Remember

    It’s normal to get overwhelmed. It’s easy to feel burdened. But guess what! With Jesus, we don’t need to feel that way. Whether it’s one really big assignment or a bunch of little tasks that keep adding up, just breathe and remember – you’re not alone! Not only do you have the Holy Spirit with you but you also have a team and community behind you, supporting you. If you need help, ask for help. Humble yourself enough to admit when things get to be too much to handle and let your teammates walk alongside you. Be a good team member by allowing others to be good team members. Also, don’t be scared to admit you need a break. It’s so much more beneficial to your teammates for you to be fully alive and present than for you to be overworking yourself and eventually leading to burn out. Pay attention to how you’re feeling!