The church needs to know where they’re going and where the leaders are trying to take them, or they will have a hard time making the journey.
That’s why God tells us:
Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
Proverbs 29:18 (NIV) “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint.”
A clear vision communicates three things:
1. Why we’re here: our purpose. A clear purpose provides direction. To GATHER as God's people. To GROW in faith, love and service And to GO into the world as disciples.
2. Where we’re going: a picture of the future. A clear picture provides motivation. Be the active Church with Inreach, Outreach, Community activities, and partner with other churches.
3. What guides us along the way: what we value. Values protect and provide guardrails. Use the Word, listen to the Spirit, and always be in Prayer.
Without clear vision, we’ll never end up where we want to be, much less where we need to be; and neither will anyone else!
What commitment do you need to make today?