Teams, Unity

3 Personal Characteristics that Lend to Unifying Teams

At Joppa House we are blessed to have worship leaders from all over NWA come to lead worship.  Some worship teams come with a group from their church.  Others are a part of House Band Teams. House Band teams are groups of musicians from different churches/denominations. The people on these teams have committed to serve together for a semester at a time at Joppa House.

Upon hearing the description of what our worship ministry looks like, one might assume that the rest of this blog post is going to be about resolving conflict among a team of people that have differing theological viewpoints.  I have yet to experience such conflict on any of the House Band teams.

I also don’t have any wisdom to offer on building a divers team. Quite frankly, I cannot take credit for that.  All the credit goes to the work of The Lord in each of these musicians lives, as they walk in step with the His leading.

Here are a few characteristics I consistently see in each of the people that make up the House Band teams:

Humility: Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.  Each person on the House Band Teams consistently displays this quality.  They put others before themselves.  Their words and actions show that they are team players and not after self- promotion.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, Philippians 2:3

 Respect: Respecting someone is considering them.  Its such a simple thing.  The people on the House Band Teams hold each other in high reguard. Their words and actions show that they respect each other.

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,  for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12


 Love: Walking in love requires connection to The Father, because our flesh will always default to selfishness.  It’s exciting to see people love each other.  It is evidence of the Holy Spirit’s work in their lives.  The love of The Father shines through the people in House Band.  They love each other well.

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10

Are the people on these teams perfect? No.  Am I a perfect leader? Absolutely not.  But our team is moving towards unity together. The evidence of forward progression is seen in our interactions, in our reactions, and most definitely in our worship.

My hope is that you’re team is unified and thriving. To read about some potential trouble spots lurking on your team click here.

If you are interested in leading worship at Joppa House, or would like to potentially join a House Band team, please email me at:

Gretchen Speer

Worship Director

Joppa House of Prayer



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