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You’re Part of a Team

Have you ever planned an event and tried to take on all the tasks without any help? Imagine hosting a dinner party for a large group of people with no help. You’d have to cook for hours, set up decor, and clean the house before your guests arrived. By the time the party starts, you’d already be close to burnout.

We were not designed to take on intense responsibility alone.

God gave Nehemiah a desire to see Jerusalem’s wall rebuilt, but he did not complete the task on his own. Nehemiah 3 lists 43 different groups of people who helped to bring the wall to completion. Everyone worked hard on a specific task, and together it was finished well. These people were not professional builders; they were just ordinary people willing to follow an extraordinary vision.

The building of the wall in Nehemiah 3 is a great symbol of how the church is called to function. The church has been given an incredible mission — to reach people far from God and teach them to follow Jesus step by step. This is not a one-man task. We all have a role in the church (Romans 12:4-8). God has given each of us at least one spiritual gift. Some have the gift of serving, giving, or encouragement, while others have the gift of leadership or mercy.

We are all ordinary people with our own unique gifts. But when we’re all using our gifts and working together, we’ll accomplish more together than we ever could alone.


  • When was the last time you realized you needed to work as a team because the task at hand was too much to do on your own? What did you learn from that experience?
  • What gifts has God given you to serve the church?
  • How can you use your unique gifts and talents to build the church? Learn more about how to get involved at

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