Vision Set in Motion

Vision Set in Motion

The following are some of the visions I’ve seen in my years as a pastor and consultant. To grow a church that majors on reaching unbelievers and lapsed churchgoers, with special... Read More »
Widening the Vision

Widening the Vision

How do we get others to embrace, energetically support, or even vote or pay for our vision? Needless to say, it’s slow and important work that needs to be done with love and... Read More »
Getting From A to B

Getting From A to B

In a conversation with a pastor, he told me: “I have this very nice picture in full color of what I want the church to be. Some people call that ‘vision,’ but I don’t know how... Read More »
What is Vision?

What is Vision?

Sometimes we make the process of coming up with a vision much too difficult. Instead of straining to envision what our ministry should look like in the future, we need to pause and... Read More »
Vision

Vision

For most of us pastor types, the dreaming-up and subsequent communication of God-sized, biblical, dreams is not the most difficult part of the vision process. For many of us, the most... Read More »
Do the Hard Part First

Do the Hard Part First

It may seem unimportant, trivial, or even masochistic to a few of you. But it really helps me to do what I do not like first. If I have three projects to get done at about the same... Read More »
Gaining and Sustaining Energy

Gaining and Sustaining Energy

We all have differing levels of energy and varying workloads. Such is life. But where we can help ourselves, we should. Here’s a list of specifics I’ve practiced for 52 years since... Read More »
Enlisting Others

Enlisting Others

Time should not be an obsession with any of us. I joke about that for myself, but I have always been able to schedule in and to enjoy personal and family time along with basketball or... Read More »
Working Smarter

Working Smarter

This is not meant to be an exposition of “making the most of every opportunity” but a look at some practical ways to use time better. All of the following are ideas I liked that... Read More »
Ingredients of Your Master Schedule

Ingredients of Your Master Schedule

What are the ingredients of your master schedule? It sounds like a recipe when you see it in that way. Maybe it is—a recipe for a good pastorate and loving leadership. Here is what... Read More »
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