June 13, 2009

Team Building 101

Teachers often work hard to get students to work together. Given the subject matter of this week's lesson, it might be interesting to examine what Jesus did to get His disciples to work together.

The disciples were a diverse bunch. Did the sacredness of the mission make them work together? What about Jesus Himself? Did they all come together because they were in the presence of greatness? The answer to both of these questions is No.

The disciples learned how to be a team by watching how Jesus treated each of them, and they were forced to stick together when He was crucified. Example and sacrifice--these are still the two best ways to teach followers to work together.