In sports, we often hear “Let’s Go” used as a rallying cry when a team is about to take the field or break the huddle. It’s a chant meant to unite, focus and inspire athletes to accomplish their goal and win the game. This was the powerful ministry theme for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 2019. Perhaps you would find it effective for your ministry in 2020! Let us consider both of these words, one at a time:
Who is in your team circle as you shout in unison, “Let’s Go”? For FCA, this circle consists of staff, coaches, athletes and student-leaders. The team members in your organization’s circle are probably different than FCA’s, but are nonetheless just as critical to the success of your mission. You couldn’t imagine removing any one of these key players from the team.
But they aren’t the only members critical to the huddle and “Let’s Go” rally cry. Donors are also included in this huddle, even if they are not as visible or obvious. They are just as critically important to the FCA team circle. Without them, there would be no FCA staff, Camps or Huddles. Donors play a significant role in fulfilling FCA’s vision to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Is this not the case for any ministry? No doubt, donors are a major part of the “Let’s” in your ministry and must stand alongside others in the circle.
The word “Go” implies active engagement. Every member of a team must be actively engaged if a team wants to win; no one can be a passive bystander. “Go” also implies that a goal has been set, that the team is not aimlessly wandering. Jesus modeled this for believers with His words, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” As our leader, He clearly defined the goal set before us and commissioned us to actively engage in spreading the Gospel.
We may not be running onto the field or taking the coach’s seat when we hear “Go,” but we all have a critical role to play. We are stewards of what God has generously given us: time, talent and treasure. Our role on the ministry team is to steward and give of our resources to further God’s goal.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Kirk Eland