Discover Vision Clarity

Start here to get clear about your vision by walking the Vision Pathway. At the end of it, you’ll be clear about your mission, values, strategy, measures, and more.

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Live Out Your Vision

Once you're clear on vision, you need to integrate it into every area of your ministry.
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  • Developing
    Leadership

    Recruit, train, and organize leaders based on vision.

    Leadership >
  • Intentional
    Communication

    Reinforce vision with great design and clear language.

    Communication >
  • Duplicatable
    Process

    Build systems that support and expand your vision.

    Process >
  • Compelling
    Environments

    Embed vision deeply in every environment.

    Environments
  • Conscious
    Culture

    Reflect vision by using story, symbol, and scripture.

    Culture
  • Snuffing Burnout: Rick Warren’s Advice on How to Discover a Healthy Working Rhythm and Energize Your Team

    The quickest way to destroy a team is to burn them out. Here are seven ways to discover a good working rhythm and raise the energy level of your team.

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  • 6 Steps to Identify and Engage Your High Potential Ministry Leaders

    If we truly want to bring out the best in the people working with us and for us, we must pay attention to them, their efforts, and the results of their labor.

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  • Welcome to the Vision Room

    Read a note from Will Mancini welcoming you to the Vision Room and pointing some key features designed just for you.

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  • How to Systematically Improve Your Church’s Ministry to Volunteers

    It’s time to take the guessing game out of improving the way our churches recruit, engage, and disciple volunteers.

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  • Appreciating Volunteers – 33 Actionable Ideas

    Volunteers are the life blood of your church. The first step towards building healthy volunteer teams is making sure that your existing team members feel appreciated!

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  • Leadership and Church Size Dynamics: How Strategy Changes with Growth

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  • Preaching with Non-Believers in Mind: Learning from Andy Stanley and Tim Keller

    There’s no denying the significant differences between Andy Stanley and Tim Keller when it comes to theology and ministry. But we can learn from them both in how to respectfully engage the unsaved people in our midst.

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  • 7 Steps to Church Failure

    What are some of the steps that will lead to church failure?

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  • 7 Ways to Help Others Understand the Vision

    A lot of people have great vision. But you’ll never see your vision become a reality unless you communicate it well to others. Many great God-given dreams die in the vision-casting stage. In fact, there are seven particular things you need to make sure your people understand in the process of sharing your vision with them.

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  • Welcome to “No” Church – 4 Steps to Reversing Your Negative Church Messaging

    Negative messaging narrows your thought activity and focuses on actions related to the message. Positive messages on the other hand, broaden your thinking and create openness.

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  • Four Rules of Thumb to Get You Started Toward Ministry Innovation

    Here are four memorable little rules of thumb aim to help guide your decision making as you address ministry and organizational challenges alike.

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  • Recharge: 7 Ways to Improve Innovative Thinking

    There are 7 surprisingly simple things you can do right now to ignite your thinking, invigorate existing ideas, and boost productivity.

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  • Does Your Onstage Performance Reflect Your Backstage Practices?

    We need real leaders whose performance “backstage” – off camera, away from the excitement and spotlights – is congruent with we see up front.

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  • 10 “Different Numbers” That Really Matter

    I think there may be more to learn about strengthening a local church ministry by knowing some of these “other numbers.”

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  • Wise Leaders Adjust Their Leadership Role to the People They Lead

    It is not fair for a leader to lead everyone the same way because every person on the team is different and needs different leadership.

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  • Applying Four Lessons in Constructive Conflict

    Your system needs more vision – it needs the right fires planted in more people.

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  • 5 Elements of an Essential Vision Cast

    The words you speak can paint a picture of a new reality, move people to action, enthuse commitment and even drive them to make personal sacrifice for the cause.

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  • 8 Charts Depicting Cultural Change: How Will Your Church React?

    One of our roles as church leaders is to have our pulse on the shifting cultural around us so we can serve our community better. We need understand the times so we can have clarity on what actions we should be taking as a church.

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  • 8 Strategic Changes You Must Consider When Changing Culture

    Since the world around us is constantly changing, the inability to change with it can have huge, negative consequences.

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  • Staying in Ministry May Be Harder Than You Think

    Working in ministry can be the most fulfilling and challenging thing that someone can do with his or her life, yet all too often, they find themselves struggling with burnout and considering a career change.

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Recent Comments
Psalm 94:19. I never noticed that! Thanks!
 
— Sammy Moore
 
Reading this article I am wondering how 'fatigue' Pastors interpret 2. Corr 1: 4-5 The words written by Paul aren't written for either Pastors or Christians but surely for all of us who are struggling daily in our Christian walk And Eccl 10-11, as support for Ps 94:19, surely gives us all encouragement that suffering is a privilege for being followers of Christ
 
— Kirsten, Reiner
 
That's a great question, David! At Auxano, we use a tool called the Vision Frame, and one side of that tool is Measures. We refer to Measures as "a set of attributes in an individual's life that define or reflect the accomplishment of a church's mission." In other words, a portrait of a disciple and definition of spiritual maturity. I'm sending you some additional materials. Also, take a look at another article on the Vision Room: http://visionroom.com/beyond-one-dimensional-scorecard-count-vertically-measure-horizontally/. Thanks for the comment!
 
— VRcurator
 

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