A few ways you can be a team player at your church:
1. Get a wider perspective. Work hard to see the needs of your whole church, not just your own ministry. Have conversations with people who aren’t in your regular circles. Ask to sit in a few meetings you normally don’t attend. Yea, I know, meetings are death, but taking an interest and learning more about the whole church will help you get a wider perspective.
2. Jump in and contribute on “all church” events and programs. If there’s a special way you can help or own something, make that happen. And if you can get students to serve, that’s double bonus.
3. Suggest ideas that help everyone, not just your own ministry. This may mean giving up resources, or switching the dates for an event. If you keep your eyes open, you’ll get ideas on how you and your ministry can help the whole church.
4. Finally, don’t loose sight of your own ministry’s goals and growth. It’s great to be a team player, but don’t take your eye off the ball, which is your ministry. Team players make sacrifices but don’t martyr your ministry. You are still called to serve in the most effective way possible, don’t let your ministry get lost in the big picture.
QUESTION: what are some other ways that you’ve been a team player in your church?