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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  • Four Questions Every Young Leader Should Answer

    A coach that asks the right questions of you is often more helpful in the long run than the one who provides the answers you seek.

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  • 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Ministry Postcards

    If you are considering a direct mail piece, here are seven ways you too can send an ineffective direct mail postcard.

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  • 5 Dangers of Unaligned Small Groups

    Five dangers of an unaligned “anything goes” approach to your small group process.

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  • 13 Key Principles to Help You Navigate Change in Your Church

    If you’re navigating change, here’s a short cheat sheet of 13 key principles that will help you maintain clear thinking amidst the sea of emotions that leading change brings

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  • Asking These 20 Questions of Others Will Help You Become a Better Leader

    To more intentionally learn from others, here is a list of 20 questions you can pose to more and more people.

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  • Life is Like Whitewater: 5 Strategies for How to Ride

    Five strategies for making it through life by living with purpose.

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  • The Announcement Dilemma: 8 Reasons Your Congregation Tunes You Out During Announcements

    We need to understand why people are stopping to listen to shifting our behavior to help them connect with what we’re talking about. Here are 8 reasons people aren’t listening to your announcements.

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  • Stop Promoting. Instead, Start Telling a Story Worth Sharing

    You can dramatically impact your “more awareness” problem by investing heavily in a story that’s worth spreading.

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  • Three Ways to Bring Out the Best in Others and Release Creative Leaders for Ministry

    Three ways to bring out the best in others and release creative leaders for ministry.

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  • Why You Should Listen to Your Congregation When They Vote with Their Feet

    So many times we wonder about the validity or value of something when the answer is patently clear: people have voted with their feet. Meaning they aren’t coming, supporting, inviting…you fill in the quantitative blank.

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  • How Better Listening Can Improve Your Conversations and Your Leadership

    As a leader, we must learn to listen while navigating along with the person speaking toward a common destination – mutual understanding.

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  • Ten Reasons for Growing Your Year-End Giving

    As we enter the final month of the year, I’m frequently asked about year-end giving.

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  • Dream to Dedication Day: Developing a Destination that Lifts the Spirits

    As our mission field is increasingly diverse and urban, the traditional suburban church building model of buying cheap farmland and developing out a campus has gone the way of the “Mall of Generica.”

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  • Fine-Tune Your Team’s Vocabulary to Shape a Creative Culture

    Try fine-tuning your group’s vocabulary, and see the positive effect it has on your culture.

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  • 4 Questions to Check Your Church Culture

    Check the culture of your church. Don’t give up until the Jesus you worship and proclaim from the platform is the center of everything your church does.

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  • Using Social Media as a Christ Follower: One Principle and Three Questions

    The answer to problems with social media don’t center around removing social media itself. Rather it involves the commitment to take the good, leave the rest.

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  • Growing Your Groups, Part 1: 5 Ways to Connect with Disconnected People

    We want to move disconnected people who are sitting in rows toward becoming connected people who are sitting in circles.

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  • 8 Responses of Leaders When Their Church is in a Slump

    Many pastors will tell you about times when their churches were in a slump. What do they do to lead their churches out of this perceived slump?

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  • Rick Warren’s 7 Tips for Being a Better Leader by Being a Better Reader

    If you want to be a growing leader of a healthy movement, keep reading.

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Recent Comments
Helpful metrics! Would you happen to know what the average number of website visits and average time spent on a church website would define a healthy church?
— Adam B. Embry
— To_Live
Good point. another equation for you: Simplicity = Doable. Our church's mission, vision, purpose, values, and goals are stated in 5 words, our internal explanations are in parentheses: Laugh (have fun with each other), Love (God), Learn (what He says), Live (do what He says), Lead (others to Him).
— Tim Johnson

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