Category Archives for "George Bullard’s Journey"

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 […]

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 […]

Captured By Vision Insight 032 By George Bullard

Potential leaders who cannot articulate their passion for the congregation’s vision need to remain “potential leaders.” The functioning of lay leaders regarding vision needs to focus around their passion for fulfilling vision. If current and potential lay leaders do not feel passion for the vision and for fulfilling it, their actions and attitudes will not […]

Captured By Vision Insight 030 By George Bullard

Vision casting is the responsibility of all leaders in a congregation with the pastor providing initiating leadership. Pastors would do well to distinguish between directive leadership and initiating leadership. Directive leadership is straight-forward leadership based on the principles and perspectives of the leader. Initiating leadership seeks to start and coach the essential processes of a […]

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