How to Clarify, Cast, and Multiply Vision

How to Clarify, Cast, and Multiply Vision

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” – President John F. Kennedy, May 25, 1961 Vision. It’s a term that’s thrown around a lot in business and in churches. It can have many different meanings and, in my experience, the term alone is confusing to most people. People confuse it with mission and strategy. It gets used generally without a clear explanation. It’s often... Read More
The Real Power of Our Testimonies

The Real Power of Our Testimonies

“A religion that is small enough for our understanding would not be big enough for our needs.” – Corrie Ten Boom They come with questions. Every Sunday morning, every weeknight at small group, every waking hour on Facebook or Twitter or in our inboxes, the questions are there, wrapped around breaking news reports or the latest research or the story of life forever changed just down the road. “What does God say about what’s happening in our world?” “What am I supposed to believe right now?”... Read More
Our Spring 2017 Series by Kara Powell

Our Spring 2017 Series by Kara Powell

Our featured series for the month of February for XP3 High School is called Road Trip. Road trips are awesome, but the unexpected always seems to happen on the road: flat tires, detours, surprisingly great lunch stops, disappointingly awful gas stations. The unexpected is just part of the experience. Life works a lot like this too, and that’s exactly what our new Road Trip series is all about. This three-week series studies the life of Paul. Paul was known for his experiences on the... Read More
Leaky Vision? You May Lack One of These 3 Components

Leaky Vision? You May Lack One of These 3 Components

Agreeing on a clear vision helps you empower others to lead and carry out ministry. It’s also a lot easier to get everyone pulling in the same direction if there’s agreement on what you hope to accomplish. A clear vision will: Set expectations and foster unity Help facilitate decision-making that impacts your future Create a framework for defining ministry priorities Attract talent (both volunteers and staff) and financial resources Define success for your ministry But just “making the vision... Read More
Puzzles

Puzzles

When I was a little girl, my mom and dad had a Christmas tradition of giving me a doll, a book, and a puzzle. I LOVED putting together puzzles! We would spend the entire Christmas break from school working on puzzles. I still enjoy working on puzzles and will sometimes get one out and put it on a table to work on at my leisure. Puzzles allow for solitude. There are no bells and whistles. You can spend as much time or as little as you want studying the various pieces, and you feel such... Read More