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  • In oder to begin creating your strategy, you must first know where you are going. 
  • A strategy is an IF/THEN theory. If I take X, Y, Z actions, then I will get Q at some point in the future. 
  • This is where we pick up with scripture in the story of Moses. 
  • God appears to moses in the story of the burning bush and he says cast the vision for Moses.
  • Exodus 3:8-10 “So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
  • Land with lots of space, a land with gumdrops and lollipops and grapes as big as your face. A land where your free to worship me. God points “That land” – the land of the hitites, etc. 
  • A vision in not that dusty old thing that nobody in your church knows. A vision drives the culture of your ministry. It is the thing that animates your church, it’s the thing that creates unity, it’s the thing that inspires action in your staff, volunteers, and your churchgoers. 
  • If the people in your ministry cant see, hear, smell, touch, and taste your vision for THEIR future (and the future of your ministry) nobody will take action. Sheep don’t move unless you show them greener pasture. 
  • “Where there is no vision, the people perish” – Proverbs 29:18
  • Your ministry master plan will be taking you and your churchgoers on a journey, one step at a time. Of course any place worth going isn’t going to be easy to get to, so the end result needs to be so beautiful, powerful, and so purposeful that they would walk through a desert and have a death match with giants if it means they get a shot at taking part in the promised land with you. 
  • Your vision needs to be specific. What is the exact RESULT God is calling your ministry to create? Where is the specific place you will go? Who are the people you will reach? In what way will you reach them? What’s your timeframe? How will the world look different when you get there? 
  • Answer the questions on the worksheet for this lesson to identify the vision of your ministry.
  • Take your vision and add it to our group chat for everyone else in the course to help you further revise. 
  • Thanks for joining me in this video, I look foreward to seeing you in the very next lesson. 
  • VICTOR FRANKLE EXAMPLE: people that lost vision died
  • A house divided cannot stand – where there are competing visions, nothing collapse is inveitable

In order to make any progress, you must be moving toward a specified destination.

Progress requires you to identify the place you’re currently at and the place you want to be, then to measure your movement toward your church goals.

The ultimate place you want to reach is fulfillment of your church’s vision.

church’s vision is a clear image of what it looks like to complete God’s purpose for your church

Your church’s vision is the promised land that God is calling you to. 

Every ministry plays their own role in the body of Christ, which means that your ministry will have a unique vision/destination.

Vision Example: One ministry we consulted with envisioned everyone in their community being connected to the Gospel message through genuine relationships with people from the church.

Only when your church has a clear vision can you begin to create growth strategies that move you closer toward your destination.

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