Teamwork was God’s idea. He demonstrates teamwork for us in the way the Father, Son and Holy Spirit work together as one, yet each has his own role.
Jesus could have accomplished His work on earth on His own, but he chose to work with a team to fulfill the task. He developed His disciples by giving them on-the-job training. He affirmed them, warned them, challenged them, prayed with them, and told them they would do even greater things than He did.
Sometimes a leader may think, “If only I had a more experienced and mature team, we could move full-steam ahead.” At the same time, the team may be thinking, “If only our leader were a better leader, we could really go somewhere!” Effective teamwork happens when each person on the team is convinced that every team member is vital to the team’s success. Every person on the team counts!