As we continue to look at the ministry standards I had established at my last church position, let's examine the importance of not betraying the confidence of those who trust us, including members of our ministry team.
6. UNITY – May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 15:5-6).
We stand together to support one another as we first seek to carry out the goals of the church and our own ministries after that. We work to understand each other’s ministry strengths and assist one another wherever and whenever possible. We are also accountable to one another for not only our results but also our attitudes and behaviors (See also John 17:23 and 1 Corinthians 12:12-27). We do not share our problems or disagreements with those who report to us, with members, or those who attend the church. If we have a problem with someone, we go directly to that person, involving others only if the matter cannot be resolved by those directly involved.
Unity is more than doctrinal agreement. It is the bond that causes teammates to be loyal to one another and to be focused on the same corporate goals as agreed upon by leadership and the team itself.