There is No “I” in Team

Wendy Douglas —  July 1, 2010

There is no I in team, but if you rearrange the letters a bit you can find me. In a world that promotes an “all about me” mindset, it can be difficult to find yourself as part of a team. I have been watching the tv show “Friday Night Lights” with my boys, and it made me look at children’s ministry through the similarities of a football team.

  • A team has to have a coach. A person to direct from the sidelines. A person to train and teach the players on the field.
  • There are cheerleaders who root for the team while they are on the field and encourage them during the time between games.
  • Every player is essential. They work together towards the same goal.
  • Each player has a position according to their giftings. The expectations of those positions are clearly defined.
  • Players meet on a regular basis to fine tune the team. This means celebrating the wins and brainstorming ways to improve.

Being part of a children’s ministry team is about working together to impact the lives of the families we serve in our churches. That’s a definite win! What part are you playing on the team?

Wendy Douglas

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Wendy is married to a warrior for the last 18 years and Mom to three boys. She volunteers in KidzPlace at The Gathering Church in Sevierville, TN. She reads almost anything she can get her hands on. In addition to contributing to Kidmin1124, she maintains her own blog called Saved Sister at