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
  • Is Your Children’s Ministry More Than Fun?

    As a parent, teacher, or minister, teaching your kids the gospel is the most important task you have. So, what is your plan?

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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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  • 10 Factors That Determine the Size of Your Vision

    10 factors that determine the size of your vision, based on developmental aspects of leadership.

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  • Seth Godin with an Anatomy Lesson for Your Church

    An organization that lets itself be overwhelmed by the small but insistent demands of too much soft tissue gets happy, then it gets fat, then it dies.

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  • A Strategy that Directly Fuels Your Mission and Vision Produces Passionate People

    If you only offer a handful of things that directly fuel your mission and visionpeople will become passionate about your mission and vision.

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  • How a Simple Organizational Leadership Equation Can Change the Way You Lead

    What if we could find a simple but elegant theory of organizational leadership?

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  • Ministry Success is a Moving Target You Have to Hit Again and Again

    The road to ministry success is a moving target that we have to hit again and again. The disruption of ongoing innovation eventually topples any organization that fails to keep moving—to reinvent.

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  • 7 Key Characteristics of Break-thru Churches

    Break-thru churches have pastors who intentionally adopted seven traits that become key to the churches’ turnaround.

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  • 4 Keys for Developing a Vibrant Church Life Filled with Multiplying Leaders

    Churches should be run by teams of volunteers—those committed to work together for the cause of Christ, serving one another and the world, because they have been gifted and called to do so.

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  • 6 Gut-Check Questions to Ask When Your Ministry Seems Stuck

    Here are some questions that you could use to evaluate that ministry you suspect is stuck.

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  • Balancing Life, Work, and Ministry: 6 Issue for the Bivocational Pastor

    As a bivocational pastor, I am constantly looking for the proper balance in life, work, and professional ministry. As I have thought through it all, for my own sanity, I decided to make a quick list of the top issues I am working through.

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  • 5 Lessons Our Family Vegetable Garden Taught Me About Nurturing Growth in Church

    The experiences of growing a healthy, vegetable-raising backyard garden also resonate with growing a healthy, disciple-raising local church congregation.

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  • Is Your Church Missing an Opportunity to Connect People at Weekend Services? Learning from a Willow Creek Reboot

    What are you doing to leverage your auditorium or worship center for connection?

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  • 10 Principles for Discipling Key Donors

    Here is a list of common principles leading pastors employ when discipling key donors.

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  • Four Leadership Failures That Will Help Move Your Leadership Development Forward

    It may be your failure to tolerate failure that’s causing the failure of your leadership development efforts.

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  • 6 Environments Your Church Must Choose from When Attempting to Reach the “Nones”

    Much attention has been given to the rise of the “nones” and rightly so. The following 6 types of environments are among those that a church can present to reach “the nones.”

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  • Lessons from Netflix: Church Leaders Who Can See the Future Can Seize the Future

    Whenever culture shifts, church leaders should pay attention. Prudent leaders are taking notes now, because while the change will come later in the church (it always does), change is inevitable and it will be unkind to the unprepared.

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  • Words Create Worlds – The Language We Use Shapes the Culture We Lead

    You can use language as a powerful tool to bring clarity and direction to the teams you lead and the people you serve.

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  • 6 Things Learned from 2 Great Communicators

    Here’s what I’ve learned from two of the best communicators I know, Kevin Myers and John Maxwell.

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  • 2 Simple Questions that Will Align Your Teams for Missional Ministry

    A helpful way to shepherd your people with relationship to the mission of Jesus is to ask two simple questions.

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Recent Comments
A few years back I was leading a DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) group at a church in NC. We were meeting in the spring and over Easter. The kids in our group had so much fun as they healed and connected with each other and when Easter came along I didn't hesitate to tell them the story of Easter. One little kindergartner was in our group. I didn't think he had listened to what was said but the next year when Easter rolled around he proceeded to tell his mother the entire Easter story. This was a family that didn't attend church. When his mom asked how he knew so much about the real Easter he said, "Miss Linda told us about it last year." Kids want to know the truth and they can handle hearing the gospel, especially hurting children of divorce. Thank you for validating what I believe. Linda Ranson Jacobs Blog.dc4k.org
 
— lindaransonjacobs
 
I M Very much blessed and helped.
 
— Adamson
 
Doesn't the church exist to comfort the souls and consciences of believers? New or old design the focus should be Christ. A good test for this is to invite a group of non-believers [unchurched] as a focus group....show them the designs of churches and have them give their thoughts opinions to questions like this: + What type of business/organization do you think belongs in this place? + What is the first thing you think of when seeing this place? + This facility is designed to be a Christian church....What other uses would you imagine taking place here? Their answers should be enough to tell you how best to design a building that will be purposeful in delivering the central message of Christ-Crucified.
 
— Mac
 

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