Vision is imperative. Senior pastors and church leaders need to know where they’re leading the church. A clear vision provides direction, motivation, and filters for decisions. Clearly communicating the vision fuses incredible momentum into a church.
Have you ever seen a vision become an idol?
Not enough cash flow to fund the vision and no plan to get there? We can’t slow down to make a plan, so just keep pressing onward.
Are staff members exhausted from consistently working evenings and weekends? Are families suffering from not having much time together? We value our staff members and their families, but this is the price we’re going to pay to make this vision a reality. After all, we’re reaching people with the Gospel.
Is this choice a bit questionable or on the edge of being unethical? Well, it’ll get us more influence or will open doors and we’ll reach more people so it’s worth it.
Unfortunately, these examples are based on real-life situations.
I’m convinced those involved had good intentions. They wanted to reach people with the Gospel and do what they felt God had placed on their hearts. Their efforts bore a lot of healthy fruit. Unfortunately, their efforts bulldozed over…Continue Reading