Captured By Vision Insight 035 By George Bullard

Any similarity between the typical committee-developed vision statement and true vision is purely accidental. Committees write statements, create mottos, and too often emulate something they have heard or seen elsewhere. They also confuse vision with mission which is easy to do as the word “mission” has so many meanings and applications. Committee-developed visions are often […]

Gospel Saturation Insight 041

Insight 041: “Thankfully there are many church leaders beginning to talk about movement as the starting point for our understanding of the work of the local church. For true movement to happen, the number of disciples must grow faster than the population at large.” (Gospel Saturation Primer, p.32) Download the full Gospel Saturation Primer — Gospel […]

Prayers for Pastors and Congregations–Third Weekend of February

A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, on this weekend when many people are celebrating the three-day weekend that culminate in Presidents’ Day on Monday, I approach worship recalling our need to pray for our government leaders—particularly the sitting President. I am reminded of 1 Timothy 2:1-2 that says, “First of all, then, I urge that […]

Captured By Vision Insight 033 By George Bullard

Casting vision is a forever activity. When does congregational leadership finish casting vision? Never, or vision wanes. Pastors, staff members, and lay leaders must continually cast vision until it becomes second nature. In casting vision, they are not promoting something to the congregation. They are celebrating a current and emerging characteristic of their congregation. Casting […]

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