The first team work was established by God, The Father, God, The Son and God, The Holy Spirit at the beginning of creation .
It states in Genesis 1: 26 " Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Again in Genesis 11:7, it states " Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech." The phrases in these two verses reveals that there was a joint effort to accomplish a goal. scripture after all tells us again in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 " Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. " This scripture depicts a very wonderful picture of teamwork and its benefits. God created Eve at some point in the creation story to be a help mate and support for Adam, then becoming the first human team to work together ; hence the establishment of the union of marriage Genesis 2:24, Ephesians 5:31. Even though the word "team work" does not appear in the bible, the word of God contains much information about working together in one accord.
Teamwork is evident in the societal structure of marriage, family, business, community etc. and the important thing to understand is how to apply biblical principles of team work to your business, marriage or ministry. As believers, we must first understand that in order to be a successful team mate or member in the body of Christ, you must first of all become a born again Christian, accepting the Lord Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. This then grants you automatic access into the family of God. You are a part of God's team when you surrender your life to the Lord Jesus Christ and then your assigned work in the team begins. On God's team, each person is given their individual assignment to complete and with the help of the Holy Spirit, our director, guide and teacher, each believer will be able to know his/her assignment or role. "And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." Ephesians 4:11-12
When the whole team is working for the glory of God, they are in one accord and their main purpose is to do the will of God. No one should have their own personal agenda because it will never end well. Everything should be done for the good of the team and for the glory of God. If you look at scriptures, you will observe that throughout biblical history, the people of God worked in teams and there was also a leader who received directions from God to guide them. Examples: Noah & his family during the time of the flood, Abraham, leading his family and people to the land of promise, Moses who led the Israelites out of Egypt to the land God had promised them, Jesus and the 12 disciples who later became the Apostles responsible for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. In our Christian faith, team work acknowledges the Lord God as the leader of the main team (the body of Christ) and the sub-teams ( families, marriages, businesses etc.) One major characteristic that will bring divine success in any team is LOVE., the love described in 1 Corinthians 13 and without this type of love (godly love), we cannot achieve godly success.
Beloved, let us make an effort to be a good, compassionate and efficient team member not only in the body of Christ but in the individual sub teams we are a part of i.e our homes, families, church family, businesses, communities etc. Whatever your assignment is on the team, do it and do it well that it may please the Lord and at the end of the day, He alone takes the glory.