THE VISIONING PROCESS
A unique planning process BY THE CHURCH FOR THE CHURCH that helps develop a model of ministry that is stunningly unique to each congregation and leads to redemptive movement! Get started today! Your first call is FREE!
"The Lord answered me: Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets so one may easily read it."
Habakkuk 2:2 CSB
VISION PATHWAY ILLUSTRATED
Develop Your Disciple-Making Plan &
Discover God's Clear, Compelling Church Vision in Just 9 Months!
This 5-step process is pictured below followed by a brief description of each step in the process. Pastors and church leaders will be able to lead with confidence and clarity when they can answer the five irreducible questions of leadership also described below.
VISION PATHWAY STEPS
PART 1 Rethink Vision
The common limitations of old vision and traditional strategic planning methods are explored. Before the vision process begins, we look for barriers and obstacles that limit what God is doing. It includes debunking mediocre approaches to vision that also limit good thinking.
PART 2 Uncover Uniqueness
A powerful tool is shared to uncover a church’s unique identity. Vision begins with a clear identity that reveals what your church can do best.
PART 3 Talk Up Vision
You will learn to refine and build a church’s “vision frame”. Missional vision will answer five fundamental questions in a clear, concise and compelling way.
PART 4 Go Ahead
Vision Proper is developed in a 2-day “God Dreams Retreat” using the Horizon Storyline tool to develop a clear and compelling vision for the next 5-20 years of your church’s future. Coupled with this long-range goal are short-range action steps that help it become reality. (Note: This retreat can be done as a stand alone consultation.)
PART 5 Live Out Vision
Establish a plan to deliver the vision daily. Now we integrate the vision into:
• Developing leadership
• Intentional communication
• Duplicatable processes
• Compelling environments
• Conscious culture
THE 5 IRREDUCIBLE QUESTIONS OF LEADERSHIP
Every pastor should be able to answer these 5 questions! We depict these questions in a picture called the Vision Frame. Each side of the frame and the middle of the frame represents a question. We use the Vision Frame to first, walk through the developmental process to answer the questions. Then, we use it to bring all ministries into alignment in a way that moves the church forward.
RESULTS REPORTED BY OVER 500 CHURCHES!!!
Increase In Generosity
Vision always precedes resources! A compelling vision is more motivating than "We need to keep the lights on!"
Focused Small Groups
Let's give them something to talk about! Small groups become environments where the vision is discussed, embraced, and advanced
Unprecedented Staff Unity
With a clear goal to work towards together staff minimizes petty conflicts and increases teamwork and synergy.
Higher Volunteer Recruitment
Instead of serving "because the pastor asked me to," a clear vision gives more meaning to service. Volunteers serve longer and invite others to join them.
More Returning Guests
Fast growing churches do not grow because they are better than others. They grow beause they are clearer than others.
More Leadership Credibility
When you can answer the 5 irreducible questions of leadership with confidence people will trust you and want to follow you.