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

    Recruit, train, and organize leaders based on vision.

    Leadership >
  • Intentional

    Reinforce vision with great design and clear language.

    Communication >
  • Duplicatable

    Build systems that support and expand your vision.

    Process >
  • Compelling

    Embed vision deeply in every environment.

  • Conscious

    Reflect vision by using story, symbol, and scripture.

  • 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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  • 5 Practical Points in Leading a Turnaround Church

    There are layers of complexity involved in any turnaround scenario, but the core principles are always similar. The following practical points will help you lead your church back to the place you dream it could be.

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  • 4 Ways to Use Your Giving Time to Extend an Invitation

    Here are four best practices of churches that know how to use their giving time to extend an invitation.

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  • How Saddleback Church Models Transparency When Asking People to Give

    A little bit of transparency can go a long way when helping believers understand more about the church to which they give their tithes and offerings.

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  • The Disconnect Between Principles and Practices at Your Church

    Espousing a principle without fleshing it out in practice is no different than having no principles at all.

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  • How Failure Can Be a Vital Strategic Resource for Your Church

    You can convert failure from an unfortunate regret into a vital strategic resource.

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  • 3 Ingredients Necessary When Pursuing True Generosity at Your Church

    True generosity at your church is absolutely possible if you pursue these three ingredients.

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  • 8 Obstacles to Executing Your Church’s Strategy

    If your staff and volunteers don’t know your church’s strategy, they invent their own.

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  • Ransom Notes: When Givers Hold Your Church Hostage

    Do you know any church members who have are holding your church hostage based upon their financial giving?

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  • Pastor, Do You Live Under the Burden of Being a 5-Tool Player?

    Many pastors today live under the immense burden of being the mythical 5-Tool Pastor.

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  • Pastor’s Primer for Periscope Now Available

    This Pastor’s Primer for Periscope is designed to educate and inspire the everyday leader, even those only marginally involved in social media, to the possibilities of Periscope for you and your team.

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  • Your Strategic Challenge is Really a Lack of Clarity

    To more effectively develop and execute strategy, it stands to reason that we need to better understand it. In order to better understand it, we need to be skilled at thinking about it.

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  • When Our Calling Isn’t Enough

    Here are three ways churches can focus on increasing participation without sacrificing calling.

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  • 8 Steps Toward a Successful Church Revitalization

    Many churches are just a few years away from dying and closing. Church revitalization is an urgent need.

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  • When Vision and Discipleship Meet the Budget

    Here’s a budget approach that can increase vision, disciple your people, and set you free from the bondage that sometimes accompanies money.

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  • Uncertainty is No Excuse for Lack of Strategy in Your Church

    If we live in an uncertain, fast-moving, turbulent world today, why would it be any different a week, a month or a year from now?

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  • The Tension Between Technology and Faith

    There’s a tension that exists sometimes when you talk about the relationship between technology and the church.

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  • The Power of the Preposition in Giving

    All giving is a matter of the heart. But people don’t just give “from,” but “to.” And what they give “to” is vision.

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  • How Not to Loathe the Culture You Are Leading

    Decline begins when the growth of an organization outpaces the organization’s ability to have the right people at the table.

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  • How to Increase Your Generosity IQ

    If you feel a little behind the curve on the topic of generosity and want to catch up, here are five good reads.

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Recent Comments
I was on a committee that closed churches. It killed me that we could close a church one week and the next week it would open with a different name and different denomination and cars would be parked up and down the street. Why? Why? Why?
— Carolyn vines
Recently I visited a Church and I was #1 put off by the timing of the meet and greet. 10 minutes after the Pastor had begun speaking he stopped for the m & g, which totally throwed the focus off from the sermon. Which made me think "wow" could that not have been done at the beginning or end. And #2 at no time during the sermon was a biblical passage given to back up what the Pastor referred to in his comments. I didn't go back as I didn't feel God's presence guiding that church.
— Darla
Solid article. I was once handed a list of 6 things I had done wrong over the previous 45 days. While some of them had indeed been things that had been discussed (usually in a 30-second conversation- nothing to indicate that they were real "problems") the vast majority of them were trumped up nonsense. When I asked this person why he never walked down to my office, less than 20 feet away form his, to discuss them, he told that he was unable to manage me. Pathetic. He then handed it to me to sign. None of the elders had signed it, and when I asked about that, he had one of them who was present in the building sign it. Interestingly, he never even signed his own name in the space provided. I asked for a copy signed by ALL of the elders multiple times afterward, and never received it. I later from one of them that he had not sought approval prior to giving it to me, despite typing their names on the document as though he had.
— John Mulholland (@xjm716)

Clarity Process

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