The Grace of Giving

The Grace of Giving

“You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Cor. 8:9niv). My... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Attention to Details

Attention to Details

Managing staff is both difficult and wonderful work. In one sense, you and your staff are living together under the same banner of our Lord and in the soccer field (you can see this... Read More »
Staff Meetings – Are We Having Fun Yet?

Staff Meetings – Are We Having Fun Yet?

One of my favorite pastors used to say, “Staff meetings should be for cheers and tears.” He meant the obvious: that people should not only relax but should also cry with each... Read More »
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