Working Together


On the last week of our trip to Northern Ireland, we had a decision to make as a team. Like any group, we had disagreements. However, this situation was ultimately in our control. A few team members were a part of a skit that was very powerful spiritually. Yet, due to cultural differences, the skit would not have been accepted seriously. The conflict arose as to whether we should perform this skit in our Debrief presentation despite the fact that it was not openly used in our ministry. Some were against it, while others thought it could still prove effective for the audience viewing the video. This conflict could have completely divided the team. But, instead of allowing this, the team members involved prayed separately asking God to let His will work in the situation. After the leaders called a meeting with the skit members, they decided that the entire team would give their open honest opinion on the skit and then the leaders would decide after that. Ultimately, it was decided that the skit should not be performed. However, the entire team learned the valuable lessons of trusting God, honesty with your brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as the difference between argumentation and decisive action in the body of Christ. In Colossians it says, “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of the body you were called to peace.” Through that situation, God taught us this and brought us closer to an understanding of how to live in complete peace with one 09NorthIrelandUST75another through Christ.


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