When were you last in a team of people that functioned well to achieve a common goal? There is something very special about the experience, isn’t there? There is the thrill of a shared endeavour, and a sense of security knowing that things don’t all depend on you, that you can depend on others to do things that you can’t. Search the internet and you will find may quotes on teamwork – here is a selection (which is your favourite?)
"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." – Henry Ford
"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up." – Oliver Wendell Holmes
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." – Isaac Newton
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." – Henry Ford
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." – Michael Jordan
"Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there." – Virginia Burden.
The idea of teamwork, of course, didn’t originate with people. It is born in the mysterious reality of our three-in-one God, seen in the complementation of woman and man, embodied in the social units of family and community, and is meant to be the lifeblood of the church of Christ. The Christian understanding of teamwork is deeper than many of the models of the world. Yes, teams usually produce better results, but Christian teams are to be driven by love for each other before they are driven by outcomes. Paul writes, ‘ From Jesus the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work’ (Ephesians 4:16). Let’s live together on purpose for Christ but let us remember that this is achieved best when our love for Him and for each other is strongest.
This Sunday 22 September…
There's No "I" In "Team", But A Team Needs "I's"...We look this Sunday at two of the markers of being involved in Christ's team, his church - baptism and membership. Come along!
Spring Ladies Lunch
This Saturday 12noon meet at the church to carpool and off to lunch!!! Cost $20. RSVP Olwyn or Church Office by Thursday noon.
Family Fun Night and Dinner
Saturday 28 September 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $10 Adult / $20 Family / under 5 free
Fun & Games for Everybody PLUS Prizes!
RSVP to the church office.
Kids Programs This Sunday
Spark is our program for preschool kids, led by Margaret Stewart.
Blaze is for kids in years 0-5, led by Olwyn Dickson.
Ignite is for young people in years 6 and above, led by Matt and Elisha.
mainly music for young children is every Tuesday at 10am in the church. Newcomers are welcome.
Men’s Breakfast, will be the second Saturday next month Saturday 13 October from 8am. Our Speaker will be Bruce Patrick, former Pastor of Orakei Baptist Church and Pastor of Auckland Baptist Tabernacle. Share a cooked breakfast, coordinated by chef supremo Lindsay M. We'd love to see you there. Please consider inviting a friend.
Last year, we had over 1000 people come along to our Alternative Halloween event, the Trick-or-Treat Drop-In. This year, we are doing an exciting new theme for this event - Remuera Baptist and the Chocolate Factory! Make sure you mark it in your diaries for Thursday 31 October.
Young Adults Group
As young people, we believe it is super important to have a network of like-minded Christ followers surrounding us. The Remuera Baptist Church Young Adults Group meets every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. We alternate between bible studies and social nights each week. If you are interested in joining us, or would like more information, please email the church office or message us on Facebook @remuerabaptistchurch
Faith @ 6:30
Come along next Sunday 29 September to our monthly all-age evening service from 6:30-8:30pm. We will be looking at social justice. There will be interactive content, worship and of course ice-cream! All are welcome.
Wednesday Night Home Group
Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Each week we share in supper, do a bible study and pray for each other. Will begin on Wednesday 13 February. Contact the office for more information.
Wednesday Morning Home Group
Home Group at the home of Joy Galt on the third Wednesday of the month at 10am. After morning tea we do a bible study and pray together. Contact the office for more information.
Young Adults Home Group
Every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Please email the church to be added to the Facebook page, and check Facebook for updates of what we have going on. We'd love for you to join us!