Many church leaders, unfortunately, lack a clear vision of what want to accomplish. They do things and move their ministry from one place to another but in different directions. They lack vision. They might have an idea or a desire of what they want to achieve, but that is not vision.
People have told me, time and time again, that their vision is to grow their church and to have more members. That sounds great, but that is not vision. That is a goal. I think many pastors and church leaders have a vague idea of what they would like to see, but they need a real vision of what they want and how to get there.
A Vision will give you 3 things:
- Clarity: Do you want your church to grow? First, let’s clarify what “growth” means to you. Do you mean: spiritually? in the number of members? if so, how many? When you have a clear vision, you will become specific.
- Direction: You have to know what steps to take in order to accomplish your goal. You need to know what to do and who to bring on board to help you. You might need to divert your finances to rent a bigger space, or hire staff.
- Focus: You need to invest your energy in fewer things. Instead of trying to do many things, focus on the things that will produce results and not waste your time and energy. You might need to stop running some programs to create one or two that will bring you the best results.
I recorded this video a couple of months ago and wanted to share it with you. However, the video is in Spanish. I’ll be working on new material in English.