This development created avenues for the need for more workers who are ready to grow in love and unity in the division. However, the future of this work as we grow in love and unity is in the hands of God. But there is room for development and improvement to lift the Family Life Education Division (FLED) to greater height through:

Collaboration: The totality of church ministries calls for workers’ collaboration. There is a need for collaboration among various workers at every stage of the work to grow in love and unity.

Cooperation: Any worker cooperating to see to the growth and development of the church is helping themselves to grow in love and unity.

Coaching: “Train the Trainer” is a FLED avenue for trained workers to train others. The Train-the-Trainer workshop will wear a national outlook; we will cover all regions in Nigeria, not only the South-West. We will improve the training manuals to accommodate other techniques in raising children and teenagers.

Communication: Communication within the system helps the work to grow in love and unity, and good communication is vital to a healthy workforce for the better future of the Family Life Education Division(FLED). We encourage every FLED worker to give us Feedback to improve in serving the church better than before.

Concern for One Another: People are our most significant resources; take time to respond and care for people.

All Are a Part of God’s Workforce

Christian educators are called to continue the work of Jesus by Christian educators are educating evangelists who explore the Great women from Old Testament times, believers from the early church, and believers today are all God’s workforce to advance the ministries on earth. In the New Testament, we see that the early church was a community of believers committed to helping each other. Aquila and Priscilla took Apollos to their home to teach him more about God.

The deacons were appointed to help with the daily needs of the church, especially the widows. Dorcas used her skills to serve the church by sewing clothes for the needy widows. The Church at Philippi gave generously to help Paul and his team. These are all examples of believers and workers who served in love and unity. They taught, encouraged, comforted, and helped one another. This strengthened the church and helped them to grow.

Working Together for the Love and Unity of the Church

A New Testament church is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by the covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each member answers to Christ. Family Life Education workers should collaborate for the sake of the gospel and church growth. God wants His church (including FLED workers)to show Jesus to the world and continue His work through love and unity.

The church still preaches that Jesus Christ forgives and saves. The church preaches, teaches, sings, and prays together for the saved and unsaved. Another role of the church is that it meets our needs; thus, without it, the Christian life is impossible. Every Christian is a minister and must therefore cooperate. To be successful Christian workers, we must be “like the Son of Man, who did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life to redeem many people”(Matthew 20:28).

The Lifestyles of FLED Workers in Growing in Love and Unity

As a Worker in FLED, if we wish to grow in unity and love, there is the need to demonstrate the following lifestyles:

Togetherness: The Bible emphasizes the importance of togetherness. According to the author of relationships, the early church met to share their needs. They encouraged one another and served others. Church workers should also be united, sharing the same goals and duties. Furthermore, It is in our togetherness that we are strong.

Competence: There is a need to recognize that you have limited strengths. Do whatever it takes to discover who you are. Once you know, find a work environment that allows you to focus on the few things you were created to do well.

Courage: The person in an enterprise is not always the most intelligent, creative, or innovative person on the team. The person is the one who dares to initiate, to set things in motion, and to move ahead.

Clarity: You don’t pretend to Mr. or Mrs. Know all. Once you are okay that you don’t know everything, the people around you will also be okay with it. FLED workers must have a teachable spirit to learn from others, even as we teach.

Coaching: You need to surrender for some coaching, training, or retraining. You may be good and better than everyone else, but without a coach, you will never be as good as you could be. Getting a coach or mentor can maximize your leadership potential in FLED.

Character: Billy Graham affirmed that “when wealth is lost, nothing is lost; Remember, your character is always on display. It shapes your reactions, your attitudes, and your priorities.

experience of love and unity. If the goal of ministry is to be achieved, love and unity should be the order of the day in the lives of all the workers. Love and unity are essential ingredients for equipping the Christian education ministry of the church. The quality of your love and unity with prospective Children/Teenagers will determine the survival, growth, and impact of FLED as a worker. The love and unity in FLED workers would be evidenced as follows:

Honestly express love and unity

Be willing to correct and forgive

Minister through concern and care

Encourage one another

While Jesus carried out his ministry with love and unity, only those with whom He built intimate relationships sustained His mission. All FLED workers must be ready to follow in the footsteps of Jesus by making sure love and unity are imbibed in their lifestyles.

Fled Workers Must Know

The Great Task: “Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you,” Jesus gave us this task in Matthew 28:19-20.

The Arch-Enemy: We have an arch-enemy as we carry on the great task. Our arch-enemy is Satan, who wants to see God’s work fail. So Satan attacks the Christian worker. Without God’s help, we are powerless to overcome this arch-enemy. 1Peter 5:8

God’s Power: Because the task is tremendous and the arch-enemy is strong, God gives us exceptional help to work for Him. When Jesus spoke to the disciples in (Mark 16:15), He promised them the power needed to carry out the task (Acts 1:8). We have the same power in the Holy Spirit today, and God allows the power to flow from us to others.

Their Responsibility to their Leaders: FLED workers work in harmony with the pastoral leadership of the church when they:

Obey the Word: The pastor has the sacred work of preaching God’s Word. As church members, we are to receive and obey it in our hearts (Hebrews 13:7).

Honour Them: The Bible teaches us to honour our leaders. 1 Thessalonians5:12-13 tells us to “pay proper respect to those who work among you, who guide and instruct you in the Christian life.

Treat them with the greatest respect: Respect and love because of their work.”

Support them: FLED Workers should be ready to provide spiritual support (word and prayer), emotional support (emotional intelligence), Social support (strong relationships), Physical (material), and even human or personnel resources to their leaders. (Numbers 18:21, Deuteronomy 18:1-5)

Work with them: We are responsible for following the orders of our leaders (Hebrews 13:7). When we do this, we advance God’s work. We must not be like the Israelites, who complained against their leaders, Moses and Aaron (Numbers 14:1-4).

Benefits of FLED Workers Growing in Love and Unity

  1. Communication: This will improve workers’ growth in love and unity.
  2. Strengthening: the work of Family Life Education in furtherance of the gospel, and expansion of the kingdom of God.
  3. Better and stronger: Church ministry through FLED workers growing in love and unity, they become more resilient and able to contribute positively to the church.
  4. Healthier Church: By fostering strong family relationships, FLED workers can help create more cohesive, supportive, and harmonious church relationships.

Conclusion

The unity of the body of Christ is a testimony to the world that Jesus was sent from God (John 17:21). This brings Him glory, and in Psalm 133, we read that God commands His blessing to come upon those living together in unity. It is a mark of godliness when people live and work together without strife and division. Unity among believers makes it possible for God’s will to be done in the body of Christ. Christian workers must always be ready to grow the Family Life Education Ministry in love and unity with children and teenagers who are the church’s future. Conflicts should be managed and resolved in a Christ-like manner.

Dear workers, remember these words as you serve faithfully, “So then, my dear brothers, stand firm and steady. Keep busy always in your work for the Lord since you know that nothing you do in the Lord’s service is ever useless”(1Corinthians 15:58).