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One of the best things I did was to synergize and energize our ministry. I learned that synergy is the working together of two or more to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. The church is one body but it has many members with many different gifts and abilities. The Lord places each member in the body as it pleases Him. (1 Cor. 12:18). God’s gifts please you, but when you use your gifts it pleases God (1 Cor. 12:7-8). We should always be involved in the Great Commission of evangelizing the world and edifying the church. Synergize is to inform and involve all within the ministry to use their different skills, gifts, and abilities for the work of God. A sharp ax is better than a dull ax.  Many are active without accomplishments. I feel every need would be met if every member simply would be “willing” to do what they can with what they “hath” (2 Cor. 8:12).

Synergizing requires union, unity and love (Psa. 133:1; John 13:35). A ministry should be enjoyed not endured. You can tie two cats together (union) and still not have unity. “Synergy (Greek) is working together to create something greater than either of you could do alone. Synergy is better than my way or your way. It’s our way.” – Stephen Covey. Synergy is like-minded “servants” joining together with “different” abilities to accomplish more for the Lord. It is our “diversities” and “differences” that make us more powerful and profitable. “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit… differences of administrations, but the same Lord… diversities of operations, but it is the same God… For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ” (1 Cor 12:4-12). Synergize: All for one and one for all. No big bosses but big blessings. No competition – No conflicts – No confusion. Why? All things become “compatible” in Christ. TEAM: Together Everyone Accomplishes More. Synergizing must be taught, sought, and wrought. Synergizing begins with leadership then flows throughout the ministry and continues to grow and flow until the Lord returns (Phil. 1:6). When you stop knowing, you stop growing and flowing.

WE can do more than ME. Fact: All that remains undone, unfinished becomes useless. There is no “well done” for undone. Unwritten books and ungiven tracts are never read. You are accountable for things done and things left undone (Rom.14:12). So sharpen your ax, or better yet get a chainsaw. Go far beyond expectations. When the early church synergized, they turned the world upside down for Christ (Acts 17:6). As stated, “One can win games, but teams win championships.”  One can do much, but many can do much more! We did it, and It worked! Yea!  

Synergize and Energize Your Ministry

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