It doesn't take long in Children's Ministry to realize that kidmin isn't a solo act. Paul calls us the body of Christ for a reason. Each of us only has a piece of this great puzzle we call the church, and it just doesn't work unless we discover how our pieces fit together.
When we share our gifts and work as a team, awesome things happen. People's lives change. The church flourishes. When we try to do ministry alone, we sink fast, and ministry suffers.
Over the last couple of decades of doing Children's Ministry I've noticed some people seem to naturally thrive on a team. Others may be brilliant and talented individuals, but they ultimately fail because they're lone rangers and can never fully function as a team player.
Why is that? What characteristics make some people better team players than others? Here are three things I've seen in the best teammates I've ever had.
As you read through them, think about people you know who are good examples of each trait and also consider where you need grow to become a better team player yourself.