Beyond church to Team Jesus!

For Team Jesus, everyday is gameday! Are you a player on Team Jesus or a spectator on the sideline? Let’s meet to all collaborate with Christ, not to be a passive audience.  There is no “me,” “my,” and “I” in Team Jesus! Listening to a sermon we can do little. Ministering one another we can do much! No preacher’s as wise as all the members of a congregation. Let the members speak. In Team Jesus, no single player is bigger than any other player!

Team Jesus is a community where the least are considered the greatest. Individuals get off track. Team Jesus balances each other out. Team Jesus holds each other mutually accountable to live Christ-like lives.


Alone we’re one Christ-follower. Obeying Jesus together we’re the body of Christ. Coming together to hear a talk is easy. Christ calls us to meet together as a team! Revival transforms a church from an audience into a high-performing team. Maybe church could let people talk to each other, instead of 1 man talking at them. The Jesus Team needs team players; not one man shows!

Churches are good teams on paper, but the game is played by loving one another. A team won’t work well when only one member can speak and the rest must be silent. (A term paper with only 1 source gets an F. Perhaps church needs more than 1 source.) Perhaps it’s time for pastors to make church less “me” and more “we.”

The Jesus Team meets to root for each other and watch each other grow in Christ. Team Jesus isn’t one person doing all the talking. It’s everybody obeying Jesus. Team Jesus loves, teaches, ministers to, supports, and encourages one another. The Jesus team learns from each other’s experiences, wisdom, & words.

To get back on your feet, turn your back on self and pursue the risen Christ! Team Jesus is called to put fire in people’s souls, not just words in their minds. Effective Christian leaders don’t produce passive followers. They make more leaders. Are you a playmaker on the Jesus Team? What are you doing to make Team Jesus powerful in your city?

Here are two ways to learn more about Team Jesus: 1) Get the book Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia available in paperback or Kindle at this link; and 2) Visit The Salvation Army Berry Street on Sundays at 10:45 am., 225 Berry St., Nashville, Tennessee 37207.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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