WHY THE INTERNATIONAL JESUS TEAM?
God did not ask us to join a church, denomination, or organization, but to trust in the redemptive work of His son Jesus, follow Him, and lift Him up before the world.
Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
Several years ago I stood on a high bluff overlooking the Arabian Sea in South India. As I watched, a whole village worked together to pull in a net of fish. Some were in boats. Some were in the surf. Some were on the shore. All were working together as a team to bring in this huge net of fish. From the scriptures we know this is the type of fishing Jesus was talking about.
Catching large amounts of fish takes teamwork. The Church, the Body of Christ, is the team God commissioned to catch the harvest of souls He wants for His Kingdom. Jesus is the team captain. It is not an organization, but a living organism guided by His Spirit. He has gifted some people as equipers who are to train the team how to work together to bring in the harvest. Their purpose is to encourage, instruct, and correct the team members so they will learn to keep their eyes on Jesus and fulfill His purpose for them as part of the team. These equipers are to be a living example of what it means to wholeheartedly follow Christ. They are not to control, but to serve the team so it will follow the directions of the captain, Jesus.
God is looking for people who will truly follow Jesus, learn to function as part of His team, and bring in the harvest. In the heart of God, and in the Word of God, there is one church. God’s word indicates, He has put His church together in two ways, both geographically and by teams. He leads people with the same heart and vision to come together to form a team and work for the kingdom. Some New Testament examples are Paul and Silas, and Peter and John. The teams seek to connect with other believers and work together in one accord under God’s authority to make disciples who follow their leader Jesus. When the New Testament teams came to a place where the local church (consisting of all the believers in a specific geographical area) existed they worked with all the followers of Jesus to lift up Him, and build up His Church and Kingdom. They sought to avoid any spirit of division (a sign of carnality - I Corinthians 1:10, 3:3, 11:18) and to maintain unity (John 17:21).
The purpose of the International Jesus Team is to connect God’s people so they can build His Kingdom. Our desire is to help people make contact and build relationships with those who are ministering in the same geographical area(s), or who have the same ministry interest. We do this by providing a directory of people who have registered listing their area(s) of interest. People can go to this directory, and find others who want to be involved in the same ministry they’re involved in. ( NOTE: This does not mean fund raising. Members of the team should not request money from other members.) We also provide links to training and resources that will help people connect and develop relationships. If you are interested in working with others on a nondenominational basis to build God’s Kingdom and not just your own ministry, we would like for you to be part of the International Jesus Team. Please register now. LET’S BUILD THE KINGDOM OF GOD TOGETHER AND CHANGE THE WORLD.
Registering will help you find people who have the same interest you have.
NOTE: Perhaps you are tired of just sitting in your seat on Sunday, but don’t know how to do what you feel God wants you to do. We may be able to connect you with people and resources which will enable you to do what God has put in your heart. Register now, and we will work with you to help you fulfill your God given dream.
Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you,
but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
1 Corinthians 1:10
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