“Teamwork makes the dream work”.
“T.E.A.M. – Together Everyone Acheives More”.
Team America World Police.
The 17 Insufferable (or insignificant or insurmountable – I can’t remember)) Qualities of a Team – Book by John Maxwell.
“Team Members” — what Target Stores calls its Employees.
It’s no doubt that teams are en vogue in both corporate culture and now within the church. A quick trip down memory lane recalled at least 28 significant teams that I have been a part of in the last 10 years. And I am part of a good handfull today. They are the movement personified in my organization, and life without them is unimaginable.
But what constitutes a “healthy” team? I’m not talking about corporate momentary definition. I mean — if we find ourselves naturally forming cohorts, groups, sects, or whatever — is there something spiritual going on here? Can we find what I guess I would call a “Theology of Teams”?
This is what I’m thinking about as I work on a conference breakout I’ve been asked to facilitate on Teamwork in the coming weeks. This post has very little useful information. But it does ask the question of being able to define teamwork from a biblical perspective. Has it been done? Can it be done? Is it worth being done?