Programs, Missions, or Vision? Where Do We Start? What Do We Do? How Do We Do It? Part 4

5 Ways To Find The Vision Part 4 of this series is not meant to be a "one size fits all" pattern.  Why?  Have you ever noticed that those "one size fits all" rarely if ever fits all?  These are not "step by step" instructions that will automatically produce your congregation's Vision Statement  What I [...]

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Programs, Missions, or Vision? Where Do We Start? What Do We Do? How Do We Do It? Part 3

7 Signs You Are Pursuing God's Vision Now that we've look at what Vision Is Not, let's take a look at how God's Vision for the local church takes shape and form.  Remember that God's Vision is not about how things used to be nor is it necessarily about how things are now (though these two components [...]

Programs, Missions, or Vision? Where Do We Start? What Do We Do? How Do We Do It? Part 2

6 Things Vision Is NOT The beginning place for real transformation in the local church begins with VISION.  To begin by changing programs or mission is just another attempt at reformation at best and a another resolution at worst.  Reformation and resolution do not create that deep and abiding transformation we always need.  Reformation and resolution are [...]

Programs, Missions, or Vision? Where Do We Start? What Do We Do? How Do We Do It? Part 1

Why We Need To Allow Church Programs To Die (Note:  This is the first of a 5 part series around the issue of Programs, Missions, and Vision of the local church) I know that the very title of this first of five blogs will offend many long time faithful members of local churches.  And if you [...]