Synergy is defined as two or more things functioning together to produce a result not independently obtainable. It really does define the true power of fellowship, which is the power of partnering.
The focus of synergy is God’s miraculous power at work. Jesus was God, but He could not fulfill His mission alone He needed partners. It was said of the original man that it was not good for him to be alone. Loneliness is a curse of modern society since man was created for fellowship with God and one another. Studies have shown that cancer patients who had no friends around them were more likely to die than those who were surrounded by friends and those who care.
A story that exemplifies the power of synergy happened in the summer of 1904 at the St. Louis World’s Fair. It was a hot day and ice cream vendor Arnold Fornachou ran out of paper bowls because his ice cream was so popular. He was losing customers and in the booth next to him was a pastry chef named Ernest Hamwi from Syria, Damascus. Ernest was selling a thin pastry that no one was buying then he was struck with an idea. He took one of his warm pastry’s twisting it into a cone shape and rolled it in sugar. He took the invention to Arnold the ice cream vendor next to him who was looking for bowls and had him put his ice cream on top of the cone. The customers loved the ice cream on top of the cone and history was made with the creation of the first ice cream cone by the power of synergy.
In looking at the purpose of God for our lives synergy is when our lives come in contact with others to create something we could never create alone. It is the power of community being awakened, which is what the church is supposed to be ‘a city set on a hill’. Fellowship is the power of synergy and how your gifts will be developed according to the kingdom of God.
The church is about learning how to live as a community. We should be working with each other and training the younger members whether in age or faith to develop their gifting’s. We need to train people in all fields of life to follow Christ so that they can be a witness for Him in their field of ministry.
- Synergy helps us to create something we could never create on our own.
- The power of synergy is released only as we partner with others.
- Community is shared responsibility and releases the power of synergy
- True kingdom synergy extends to the next generation.
Darren T. Carter
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