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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  • 9 Forms of Generic Church Vision that Lead You to Do the Wrong Thing for the Right Reason

    Most pastors are visionaries. But to fully realize the vision of a church, a pastor needs more than a generic sense of the future.

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  • Five Giving Trends in Today’s Church

    Worship attendance, conversions, and baptisms are often the most scrutinized metrics in churches, but giving trends are close behind.

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  • Problem or Opportunity? The Choice is Yours

    Even though all leaders intellectually know that things often don’t go as planned, they are typically not ready until that possibility becomes a reality.

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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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  • Momentum Swing: 5 Steps to Take

    5 steps to help you navigate out of a season of low momentum.

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  • Ten Time Management Ideas for Leaders

    While we are incapable of creating more time, we can get more out of the limited time we have.

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  • How 12 Templates for Church Vision Will Transform Your Leadership

    When believers sit together and dream about the impact they want to have in the world, I believe any dream can be ultimately defined by one of the vision templates. It’s church vision made that simple.

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  • Discover the Genius of Generosity

    Generosity development in your church is really people development.

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  • 6 Keys to Growing Personal Generosity

    Personal generosity starts with these six steps.

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  • Momentum Swing: 7 Questions to Ask

    Sometimes the answers on how to get momentum can prove elusive until you’ve discovered the right questions.

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  • How Effective is Your Assimilation Process?

    A church that does assimilation well will also create strong disciples.

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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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  • One Secret Shared by Every Exceptional Team

    The reason why your organization exists must be absolutely clear, as everything else hinges on this purpose.

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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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  • Momentum Swing: 5 Things to Know

    Momentum is not a mystery; it contains elements such as vision and competence, but it cannot be manufactured upon demand.

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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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  • Napkin Sketch Strategy: If You Can’t Draw It, You Can’t Deliver It

    I have grown to appreciate the power of a napkin sketch. In fact, I emphasized in my latest book: The Dream Big Workbook released in collaboration with Exponential.

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  • Understanding the Four Horizons of Vision

    The Horizon Storyline is a tool to develop the right amount of vision content for the right time in the future, for the entire leadership team.

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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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Recent Comments
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— Mr. Troy Reynolds
 
I just discovered this today and am looking forward to exploring the content on here. It looks like it could be very helpful. Just an FYI - in your paragraph on not putting out B+ material you have a typo. A little ironic. :-) The third sentence begins with "You time" not "Your time."
 
— Troy Reynolds
 
I'm lost, to say the least! As a new pastor, taking over a newly started church I have read just about everything there is to learn what I can do to grow the church. I truly beleive that those attending our church are friendly and sincere. So that can't be the issue. I have read all the comments to this article and I feel that most churches will never have a fair chance! We are a VERY small church, so we don't have a children's church (yet). So if a family comes and gets upset that we don't have a children's church for them to put their children into, we lose! We do provide things for their kids to do during the service and even have an option for their kids to be in a different room, if they don't want their kids to sit with them. We are also such a small church that we don't have a worship team/band/etc. Our worship music comes from music videos. The congregation we do have likes it this way, but of course we would love to have a worhsip team. So, if someone comes to our church and is upset that we don't have live music, we lose! The point I am trying to make is that when people come in with preconceived ideas of what a church should be like, they will never find a church home, unless they find a church who's goal is to entertain! Every Sunday our message comes from the Bible, so that can't be a complaint for someone, so instead, people leave the church and never come back because they want more from a church: they don't want friendly people who are following the Word of God; they want a church that give them something (a babysitter for their kid, entertainment, free gifts, etc.) I'm sorry if sound cynical, I truly want everyone to hear the Good News and learn about Christ's love, but if they come in looking for something else, then the church will always lose!
 
— JAG
 

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