Material taken from a podcast by John Lee and Steven Schenk for UNITE WNY
Synergy is defined as "the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of the separate effects." Another way of thinking about synergy is when one person does a single task that serves the goals and mission of two separate organizations. All that is necessary for synergy to happen in ministry is for us to be willing to let go of our need for control over, and credit for, the use of our own skills and resources, and a willingness to see ourselves as belonging to the same team.
Use your time, talent, and treasure to accomplish God’s will for our world. First, develop a collaborative relationship with a ministry leader. Second, help your church efficiently pursue Kingdom goals. Third, use your network, skills, resources to advance God’s plan in our region and our world. God wants you to bring your ingenuity and focus to the work, it is vital to the task at hand.