Your church doesn’t need a new mission. God determines the mission. He defines the mission. And he’s been about the mission for thousands of years and simply wants your church involved in it. But your church is in desperate need of a vision that is informed by God’s Word, inspired by God’s Spirit, and applied passionately and brokenheartedly to your local context.
If you’re a lead (senior) pastor and you don’t have a vision for how your church will carry out its mission in your local context, here’s my advice: Get away with Jesus! Take a retreat. Meet with some mentors. Read the Word. Drive around your community and beg God to paint a picture in your mind of what could be if the Gospel took root and sprouted all over the place.
Every ministry leader needs to cultivate a vision for their ministry context, but lead pastors are out front, setting the pace. God has chosen you to lead his sheep on a rescue mission for other lost sheep.
Once you’re a leader with a vision from God of what should be, it’s on to step two. Get mean.
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