Advance Your Vision

Start here to get clear about your future by using the Vision Framing process. As a result, you’ll be clear about your mission, values, strategy, measures and more.

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Advance Your Vision

Once you're clear on vision, it impacts every other initiative and area of ministry.
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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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  • Succession Planning Is: A Springboard for Planning

    Investing the time and energy to build each springboard is an important part of developing a holistic succession planning strategy.

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  • 4 Balancing Acts for Church Health

    A far better focal point than church growth is church health.

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  • The REAL Front Door: Guests Visit Online Before Onsite

    Nine out of ten first time Guests visit online before visiting onsite, so your church website IS your front door.

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  • 4 Ways to Grow in Your Personal Generosity

    Every leader, person, and church can live generously. It’s a spiritual formation issue far more than a financial resource issue.

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  • Health Doesn’t Just Happen: 2 Ways to Avoid Drift

    In terms of strategy and mission, there are two common and related drifts that plague churches.

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  • 3 Steps to More Effective Teamwork

    Effective teamwork is a multiplier that transforms individual contributions.

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  • Succession Is: A Shift in Stewardship

    Succession planning is one of the biggest stewardship challenges the Church in America will face over the next 5-7 years.

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  • The Sermon Starts in the Parking Lot

    Are parking lots the most important facet of our ministries? Absolutely not. Not even close. But they can be used of God toward making an eternal difference.

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  • 4 Pastors in Which Vision Thrives

    The 4 kinds of pastors who really press through the vision process to gain great clarity.

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  • 14 Compelling Reasons to Get Away with Your Team

    Many church teams cannot afford to NOT get away for a short-term, focused season of team and vision development.

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  • 5 Calculated Risks to Build a Healthy Structure

    Good leaders, leading good people, can remain stagnant and die on the vine all because of a poor, unbiblical, and ineffective structure.

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  • 6 Ways Your Team’s Commitment to Discipleship Impacts Programming

    Your mission of making disciples should drive your programs.

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  • 10 Financial Learnings from 1,000+ Member Churches

    10 interesting financial learnings from a national survey of hundreds of churches with worship attendance of 1,000+.

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  • 5 Reasons Why Disciples Need Ministry Tools More Than Sermons

    If you are not adding ministry tools to the lives of your people, you are not close to maximizing a disciple-making culture.

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  • 6 Ways to Close the Backdoor Through Follow-Up

    Follow-up ministries are an incredible opportunity most churches are missing.

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  • Leaders Love the Front Seat, Not the Back Window

    Calling leaders to face forward through the windshield toward the horizons of God’s preferred future, is not easy.

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  • How Your Church’s Outward Focus Can Solve Inner Problems

    An outward focus can avert church conflict. When churches are living with this outward focus, they’re telling the good news of Jesus Christ.

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  • Are These Offertory Trends Taking Place at Your Church?

    Seven subtle but noticeable offertory trends developing in today’s worship services.

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  • To Reach Your Community, You Must Fall in Love with Your Community

    To fall in love with your community, you have to die–to yourself, to the mission and to your own preferences.

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Recent Comments
Your experience has given me hope. Thank you
 
— Lynn
 
Misguided member to be sure. Best course of action for pastors is to preach God's pure word, plant the seed, and God will bring the increase.
 
— Rick
 
This article reminds me of an experience I had. In my third year at the parish I pastor I needed to make some staff changes. During that process I was constantly praying for insight and enlightenment. Some old time parishioners did like that I was making these changes. They did not like the growth that was happening and did not want any change. This group parisioners decided to protest by only putting a dollar a week in the collection. The most incredible thing happened, during the weeks they were protesting the parish collection went up by over 5%. Now as any pastor can tell you all collections fluctuate, but while people are deliberately trying to hurt the parish or more to the point hurt me, this was a blessing. This reminded me that if I pray and I try to do what I believe God is telling me to do, God will take care or me and my people. Pastors that are trying to do God's will, put God's will first and don't be bullied by people trying to lead you away from God's will.
 
— Fr. James Wozniak
 

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