A Word From Steve Jones
July 16th, 2018
I once heard that vision constantly “leaks” out of churches. Our churches are full of people with real lives and they quickly forget why the church exists. We keep thinking it’s all for “me”.
Any vision that comes quickly or unanimously through committee consensus will be a vision that may be approved, but not necessarily owned. And if it ain’t owned, brother, it ain’t gonna happen.
Because vision is the first thing to “leak” in our church. A vision of church health needs to be constantly promoted in our churches.
I shared “Vision Vignettes” from time to time in the churches I pastored. They were brief challenges, stories and parables that succinctly crystalized the vision of our church. Answering, why do we exist?”
I thought I might share one of my vision vignettes as a tool for you to use, if you wish. Trust it is helpful.
VISION VIGNETTE: The Harbour
Imagine with me the church as a safe, picturesque harbour.
We visit quaint harbours because:
The church and a coastal harbour.
They are a lot alike.
We come to church because it is a safe harbour.
Have a blessed week,