Preserve memories of older generations. Record the testimonies of older people - such as through the written word, or audio or video - and save them to remind you and others in your generation of how they grew in their faith.

Let younger people join you as you serve. Allowing younger, more inexperienced people to serve alongside you will give them the confidence they need to start serving more themselves.

Know that we all succeed or fail in life together. Keep your team member mindset your whole life, always asking God how He wants you to relate to your other team members so that you all can win the race of life together.


Adapted from On Daddy's Shoulders, copyright © 2003 by Tommy Tenney and Amie Dockery.  Published by Regal Books from Gospel Light, Ventura, Ca.,

Tommy Tenney is the author of the multimillion-selling The God Chasers series.  He is also the author of other books on unity, including God's Dream Team, Answering God's Prayer and God's Secret to Greatness. Tommy has spent more than 20 years in itinerant ministry, traveling to more than 40 nations. His two passions are leading others to seek the presence of God and encouraging unity in the Body of Christ.  He is the founder of, a missions ministry organized to assist pastors globally and to distribute Tommy's teachings through various media.

Amie Dockery is the director of women's ministry at Covenant Church in north Dallas, a church started by her parents, Mike and Kathy Hayes. Gaining the understanding that only comes in the midst of personal trials has given Amie a desire to love God with her whole life.