Capture God-sized vision and focus. More
Driving in blinding rain or fog is a nerve wracking experience. When you can’t see the road ahead, anxiety sets in and the simplest journey becomes difficult. When the weather gets dicey, there’s only one thing left to do. Pull over and wait for the storm to pass. When the weather clears you can get back on the road confident that good vision will help you safely reach your destination.
Your church has a clear command from Christ to go and preach the gospel, winning the lost in the name of Jesus and then teaching and discipling them in His ways. But how does the church accomplish that Great Commission?
We know Christ’s command carries with it non-negotiables like evangelism, discipleship, ministry, missions and worship. But you have some decisions to make about what you’ll do (and what you won’t do) to make it happen. That’s the kind of clarity you want and need in the blinding rain.
2 | Clarify
Clarifying vision and values is the second step in developing a ministry action plan. An intentional process to capture God-sized vision and focus includes:
- The Holy Spirit and Prayer – Prayer leads the church to appropriate divine power and understand God’s will.
- Vision (Global Objective) – Start with vision clarification and define what you stand for and where God is leading you to go.
- What’s your vision of the future?
- Where are you going?
- What happens when you get there?
- Values (Defining Objectives) – Detail what the church will do (and what it won’t do) to achieve its vision.
- Defining objectives support the church’s vision.