What Should I know About Church Vision?

by | Mar 22, 2019 | Church Leadership, Church Planting

Vision. We all talk about it. Its importance, it’s power, it’s ability to draw people and resources. But some lessons associated with church vision will never come from the mouths of others, you may hear them, but you will have to EXPERIENCE them. Once you see them, they will always remain etched in your soul…

Salty

Vision must be salty. A vision that makes others thirsty for God and the growth of His Kingdom can only come from God. We can’t throw out some grand scheme we think will change things, and just put a “God” label on it. Only a God-authored vision will draw those to it, that will see it accomplished.

Simple

Vision has to be understood at it’s most complex level, but communicated in the most simplistic. If a 3rd grader can’t “get it” and repeat it, then you haven’t spent enough time on it. You can explain it in depth to those who wish to go deep with you, but the simple statement of your vision must be straightforward, and captivating.

Settle

When you share the Salty, Simple vision, God has given… give it time to settle! In other words, be patient. When you share the vision, it should go through a process like this:

Head > Information

Heart> Transformation

Hand> Passion

We have to let the vision (information) have to time to change the heart (transformation) of those with you. In turn, it will move to their hands, and they will work with passion.

If you by-pass the heart (transformation), people will work with you but a very short time and they will die out, or burn out. Let the Spirit do His work in igniting the vision in the hearts of those with you, and He will move their hands with great passion.

Remember… It’s God “Thing” let Him move it in His time!

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Artie Davis

Artie Davis is the Founding Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg, SC. Cornerstone is an International multi-site & multi-ethnic church with locations in the US & Liberia, West Africa. Prior to launching Cornerstone, Artie was a successful entrepreneur and has a passion for coaching and multiplying leaders and writes about it almost exclusively on his blog, ArtieDavis.com. He is also the founder and Director of a church planting movement called the CombNetwork.com. Its passion is to partner and plant “life-giving” & “ethnically reflective” churches in smaller cities & communities. Artie is also the Executive Director of TheSticks.tv, a national gathering movement for leaders and pastors in smaller cities. Internationally, Artie is Co-Founder of Think Liberia (USA), a partnering organization that helps meet physical, medical and spiritual needs of those in the West African nation of Liberia. Artie is married to his life-partner, best friend & wife Georgie. They live in SC, and have three children.

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