I’ve noticed one common trait in couples who thrive in ministry over the long haul: the ability to see themselves as a team who shares a God-given dream. I believe this one factor can actually make or break the ministry God has called you to. Being a team sharing a dream can revitalize a marriage, a family, a local church, and ultimately the Kingdom of God.
The word team comes from the Old English and referred to a set of draft animals yoked together. A more modern definition expands on the concept by adding “a number of people who act together as a group, either in a sport or in order to achieve something.” Rick defines a team as two or more people who have common goals and also deep communications about those goals.
During seminary Rick began to dream of planting a church. It made me anxious to think about planting a church–the part about no money, no building, no members, no security or stability bothered me. Rick asked me to go with him to a church growth conference. It was at that conference that Rick’s heart for church planting…Continue Reading