Insight 88: In our COA (Circle of Accountability) “the corporate domain represents the shared space of those who make up each local church. Often, the location in which the church gathers for weekly worship defines this shared space.” (Gospel Saturation Primer, p. 56) Download the full Gospel Saturation Primer — Gospel Saturation Primer.
Living into vision requires regular spiritual celebration of the fulfillment of the future story of ministry for the congregation. Vision must be continually cast. Vision should also be celebrated in some public way at least every 120 days. These celebrations should be spiritual in nature and should involve telling the stories of people who have […]
Insight 87: “We develop a clear and compelling strategy to reach our defined COA (Circle of Accountability). This strategy should take advantage of the two aspects of the nature and mission of the church—the corporate domain and the personal domain.” (Gospel Saturation Primer, p. 56) Download the full Gospel Saturation Primer — Gospel Saturation Primer.
Vision should be the main framework and focus of a congregation’s actions and not just part of the puzzle. Vision is not that last piece to complete a 1,000-piece puzzle. It is not the piece that fell on the floor and was kicked under the sofa. It is the cornerstone piece placed first, and around […]
Insight 86: “We should understand the defined geography as our God-given harvest field and do our part to see to it that every man, woman, and child has a repeated opportunity to see, hear, and respond to the good news of Jesus Christ. We may need to model Kingdom partnership with other churches and people […]
A congregation captured by vision is always asking in every dimension of ministry how decisions and actions will help them fulfill their vision. Beyond congregational wide decisions, every time a team, program, or governance group makes a decision they should always ask the question, “How will this decision and the action it calls for help […]
Download this article — Missional Partnerships — Ralphetta Davis Columbia native Ralphetta Davis just returned from her second mission trip to Puerto Rico in less than a year. Those teams helped repair homes and a church damaged from Hurricane Maria in 2017 and worked to build relationships on behalf of the church in the local […]
Vision and its fulfillment should positively impact every decision a congregation makes, or vision becomes marginalized. When it comes to congregational wide decisions, it is a winning combination if both leaders and non-leaders are asking how their decisions will help fulfill the vision. While using this measuring approach for the rightness and goodness of a […]
Insight 85: “The COA (Circle of Accountability) outlines the specific community the church is called to reach.” “We must resist the urge to simply target a small subset of this circle who represent people like us.” (Gospel Saturation Primer, p. 56) Download the full Gospel Saturation Primer — Gospel Saturation Primer.
Leaders sold out to their congregation’s vision often think about how they can help fulfill God’s empowering vision. A high percentage of leaders in a congregation should be sold out to the fulfillment of the vision. It cannot be a few. It must be at least 21 percent of the average number of adults present […]