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
  • 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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  • When Church Members Withhold Financial Gifts

    Almost every pastor and church leader has some story about members withholding their financial gifts as an act of protest about the direction of the church and its leadership.

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  • Why Your Volunteer Problem is Really a Vision Problem

    Most churches do not actually have a volunteer problem. They have a vision problem.

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  • Why Your Church Should Think Twice Before Going Multi-Site

    The multi-site revolution is the biggest thing to happen to the broader church movement in the last few decades. However, you might want to think twice before attempting this approach to multiplication at your church.

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  • Open Your Ministry to the Power of a Generation

    Through the voice of a 20-something, get a glimpse into the heart of a young generation of leaders, and be inspired by the possibilities.

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  • To Develop Generous Disciples, Understand Why People Give

    If you want your church to grow, you must learn how to develop generous disciples to invest their resources into the kingdom for ministry and for facilities.

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  • Missing the Mission: Looking for the Right Results While Loving the Wrong Things

    To say we are unable to reach the lost because of our traditions or preferences is simply unacceptable and antithetical to the mission of God.

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  • The Art of Balancing Ideology and Progress

    Every church should progress. Every church should cling to ideals. And healthy church leadership involves the process of balancing both ideology and progress.

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  • How to Move People from the Sidelines to Full Engagement in Your Next Capital Campaign

    A clear and properly ordered connection between your vision and the project will not only help you reach your capital campaign goals, but it can also prevent the project from replacing the church’s vision.

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  • It’s Easier to Talk About Missional Living Than It Is to Live It Out

    There has been a lot of talk about living in a missional way. In what way is the conversation helpful on the street level?

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  • Overcoming the 10 Myths of a Generous Church

    Before you write off your generosity potential, here is a top 10 list of myths about a generous church.

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  • What Gets in Our Way When It Comes to the Church’s Mission to Make Disciples?

    Ten things that get in the way of our church making disciples.

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  • Follow These Three Signposts on the Path to Spiritual Growth

    Do you want a clear path for spiritual growth in your church?

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  • Small is Good: Communicating the Kingdom of God

    According to Jesus, small things make a huge amount of difference. Small things are very significant when your perspective is right.

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  • The Pharisee Checklist: Just Who’s Running Your Church?

    How do you know the Pharisees aren’t running your church? How do you make sure that Pharisee isn’t you?

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  • You Are What You Do: How Process Drives Culture

    Does the way you lead processes create the culture you want?

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  • What Does “One Church, Multiple Locations” Really Mean? Multisite Church: How Shared DNA is Part of the Identity

    Where will your next campus fall on the MultiSite spectrum? Knowing where and why will unleash campus effectiveness, establish communication boundaries, and maximize community impact.

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  • Honoring the Life and Legacy of Lyle Schaller

    In a small way to honor Lyle Schaller for the contributions he has made to the life and legacy of the American Church, many of our team will be writing, Tweeting, and posting to Facebook and Instagram today.

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  • 4 Areas That Drive Effective Church Assimilation

    Is your church’s assimilation engine running well? What area needs the most improvement?

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  • Three Sources of Original Ministry Vision in a Cut-n-Paste Church World

    Most artists are just tweaking someone else’s work. So how does an artist develop originality?

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Recent Comments
My husband and I are seeking a new church because we've recently moved. We've been shocked and dismayed to find so many unfriendly , closed congregations and pastors. We're servants who want to plug in and work alongside fellow believers. However, so far we've not found one church where the pastor is a humble leader and the members are friendly, willing servants. We're not new believers. We're seminary trained with hearts for the lost. Willing, able and called. So far the Lord has not directed us to the church of His choice. It's no wonder America is in the shape it's in when our churches are closed social groups, not open, welcoming , loving brides of Christ.
 
— Cheryl
 
I've been in my Methodist church for over 30 years, but I still HATE the greeting time. I'm shy and dont like shaking hands with people I don't know, especially people who have just coughed or sneezed into their hand - gross! Even worse is being forced to say something like "peace be unto you" (which I would NEVER say in my daily life), it seems pompous, highly unnatural and pointless. I really wish they would stop this. But I stay there for other reasons.
 
— Anne
 
I think if you are drawn to God, you will not care about what church you go to as long as you are getting fed the true word of God. Most importantly is to go to church and get the biblical teaching and biblical worship that you seek.Another reason being that maybe you really don't want to go to church to begin with and if that is so, you will look for, and find any excuse you can muster up to not go anymore. If I am seeking a new church, I would look for one that teaches the true word of God, which can only be found in the holy Bible. And if that church does not beleive in Salvation through Jesus Christs' death on the cross, I would walk out immediately.
 
— Wayne Irons
 

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