To suggest that vision expresses our purpose means we must first identify our purpose. Mission, vision, and goals must all stem back to and grow out of our purpose.
We First Need to Identify Our Church Purpose to Define Our Mission . . . Continue reading Have a Vision that Expresses Your Purpose?
Our vision should not only express our purpose, as suggested in the previous post, but also clarify it. The way we communicate, or cast, vision must lead back to our purpose because our purpose provides the motivation for reaching the vision and for meeting the goals. . . . Continue reading Have a Vision That Clarifies Your Purpose?
We can have a clear, concise, well-written vision statement but still miss the mark in accomplishing our purpose if it doesn’t sufficiently challenge people or if it over-challenges people.
A Challenging Vision . . . Continue reading Have a Vision Challenging Enough to Reach Your Purpose?
Sometimes leaders alone set the vision for the church and then expect people to joyfully and wholeheartedly implement the goals to get there. Reality, however, may pose a different scenario … difficulty getting people on board with the vision, hard time recruiting people to accomplish the goals, insufficient giving to move forward. . . . Continue reading Who Sets the Vision?
We’ve been looking at how what we do, our mission, should grow out of our purpose. We should always have a good reason for why we do what we do. Once we know our purpose and mission, we need to determine how we’re going to get there — vision. We then set specific goals for accomplishing that vision. We find a good example of this flow in what has come to be known as Jesus’ Great Commission. Often we look at this mandate merely as a mission He gave to us. However, if we analyze it, we’ll determine that . . . Continue reading Behind the Great Commission
If we go behind the Great Commission, we find that Jesus wants disciples of all nations because “God so loved the world” that He sent Jesus to bring all who would believe and follow Him into a relationship with Himself (Jn. 3:16). This is the purpose behind the mission – to demonstrate His love (Rom. 5:8). . . . Continue reading Good Example of Mission & Vision