Keeping The Vision Strong

Keeping The Vision Strong

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” – Warren Bennis In Proverbs, it is written that “where there is no vision the people perish.” That must mean then that where there IS vision the people will flourish. Vision is a word that we hear often in ministry leadership. We spend many sleepless nights developing it, countless hours casting it to our teams and just about all of our budgets to carry it out. The vision that God has placed in your heart accounts for pretty much... Read More
Three Essential Ways To Identify God’s Vision

Three Essential Ways To Identify God’s Vision

You have them all the time. Week in and week out you dream, plan, create and execute. But at the end of the day, when everyone goes home, when the “atta’ boys” wear off . . . how do you know the difference between a vision that God has given you versus simply a good idea you came up with? God created and gave us our abilities, so is it possible to have ideas that are good but not aligned with Him? Here are three essential ways to identify when an idea is a God-given vision instead of just... Read More
Tuning Up The Band: Using The Summer to Cast Vision

Tuning Up The Band: Using The Summer to Cast Vision

Have you ever noticed that as soon as the last bell rings, classes are dismissed, and the hallways in your local schools are empty for summer break, that your ministry spaces may not be as full as they were for the previous season? Welcome to summer. Welcome to vacation season. Welcome to attendance fluctuation. Even though this just-short-of-phenomenon occurs annually, sometimes it still shocks me when our first (earliest) of three services on Sunday mornings goes from 40 kids to 12 kids... Read More
Bringing the Vision Back into View

Bringing the Vision Back into View

Your team was intentional during your fall launch. You came up with creative and fun ways to reiterate vision to parents and volunteers. There were events, giveaways, take-homes, and all kinds of things to remind parents how your church is working to partner with them to influence the faith of their kid or student. Now it is a New Year, your core parents are busy, new parents are coming, and this is a great opportunity to re-vision parents and remind them of the important partnership between... Read More
Strategy Turns Vision Into Reality

Strategy Turns Vision Into Reality

If you’re a church leader you have, no doubt, heard a LOT about vision. Countless blog posts are written about it. It’s the topic of many sessions in many conferences. There are books written about it. As a church leader, vision is everywhere you look. Truth is, it’s vital, but is it enough? It’s like weight loss Okay, I know, what do weight loss and church leadership have to do with one another? Stay with me. For most of my adult life I have struggled with my weight. I work hard, I... Read More