Vision (Part 3)

Vision (Part 3)

There is a potential danger in vision casting. It’s possible to cast a vision that is unattainable by some of your people. It’s possible to unintentionally sow discord and... Read More »
Vision (Part 2)

Vision (Part 2)

As odd as this may sound to some of you, I think that a fully functioning vision must consider three things: (1) what is happening right now, (2) what can we be/do with God’s help,... Read More »
Vision: Who Has It; Who Needs It

Vision: Who Has It; Who Needs It

Vision, what a squishy and nebulous little word! Depending on its context, it can mean several things. Take this simple sentence as an example: “Let me tell you about my... Read More »
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It is January 2nd and no doubt many of you are getting into the office after a hectic and exciting couple of weeks. You have made it through one more advent season – Christmas... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »