About the Vision Room

The Vision Room, powered by Auxano, is designed to be the best online gathering of leaders and resources on vision clarity. We are vision junkies, so we’re always looking for the best articles, resources, and tools to help ministry leaders like you discover vision clarity and then live out your vision in practical ways.

In the Vision Room, you’ll find:

Direction when you need focus
It’s easy to lose focus and it can be incredibly difficult to find clarity for the first time. We can’t give you any easy answers for vision clarity, but we can connect you with tools and a community to guide you in your process of finding clarity and living it out.

Tools for your vision journey
Whether you’re looking for the latest thinking or the tried-and-true approach to visioning, you can find it in the Vision Room. Find the best articles, resources, and tools to fuel your vision journey and even interact with other leaders through the comment section of each post.

Insights from trusted voices
The Vision Room allows you to tap into insights from people that are thinking about things like vision, clarity, organizational culture, strategy, and leadership all the time. Through the Vision Room, they can come right into your office or living room and help you navigate toward vision clarity.

To get the most out of the Vision Room, create a MyVisionRoom membership that will give you access to more features and the latest updates.

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About Auxano

Auxano exists to navigate leaders through growth challenges with Vision Clarity. The Vision Room is one way that we do that, but we really love to work more closely with leaders in four other ways.

Onsite Consulting
an Auxano Navigator walks alongside your organization for at least 6-9 months to help you move toward Vision Clarity and aligning to advance your vision

Vision co::Lab Training
a virtual laboratory where a Navigator guides up to 10 leaders through the Vision Pathway over 6 months

Auxano Design
communicating vision visually through graphic design and crafting an intentional branding/communication strategy

Click on one of those items above to find out more, or contact us.

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Recent Comments
I love Ed's writings and heart. I am frustrated by these articles, however. Much of the missiological basis of the Church Growth Movement are not mentioned, and the origination of the formulas are not substantiated. Also, the Movement via Wagner, started mentioning the importance of health over 3o years ago. I wish these articles were better researched and less sweeping in their generalizations. Things like E1, E2, E3 evangelism, group multiplication, relational networks, faith, health, and the care to measure the right things are largely missing here. Perhaps Ed has earned the right to generalize, but I still was disappointed. But keep researching Ed! Ed and Thom have continued on in the spirit of the movement by doing quality research, and for that I am deeply grateful.
 
— Gary Westra
 
This discussion will continue, for sure. I am tasked with the online worship ministry do our church at FBC Trussville and it is proving to be an important piece of the overall ministry. As in most things In life and technology, balance is in order. Many of our older adults prefer the "live" service online rather than a week or even day-later DVD or downloaded service. They tell me it is important for them to be a part while the service occurs. This is key because if a person simply wanted the message or music or to see the pastor because they "like" him, then it would not need to be live. There is a sense with our people that they need to experience the worship with their church family in real time. Theologically, folks will have issues. This is a disruptive technology for church. But I would hope that before we toss it all away we would approach it with wisdom and humility. Personally, I would like to see the Church grow through small, cost-effective ways like this and not just brick-and-mortar.
 
— Robby
 
It seems this was written awhile ago but I would like to respond. Mr. Surratt makes great points. Points that should be taken seriously by all churches. I just do not think these points are the main reason people are not coming back to churches. Who knows the exact reason why anyone does not come back unless they tell you, but I can say with certainty the reasons I do not return are usually the same. 1. Love, tolerance, and acceptance. (unbelievers, baby Christians) Church members seem to want their guests or potential members to behave a certain way. They want them to conform to the system that is already in place. In some ways this is understandable. In other ways, it is isolating to the guest. They want to feel loved and accepted the way they are. They want to be told everything is ok no matter their past. They want to be given time to work out their immediate more pressing issues without having to worry about what to wear and how to talk (church speak). 2. Love, tolerance, and acceptance (believers, unchurched) Many times, these people are looking for what fits their already preconceived ideas of what "good churches" are. These preconceived notions are difficult to overcome and some of them were addressed in Mr. Surratt's article. But I can tell you that a truly loving, a truly tolerant, and a truly accepting church can overcome most of these things. You may never be able to overcome a taste in music, or a theological difference, but most everything else can be healed with Love. 3. People can see the business aspect of the church. I see it almost immediately when I walk into certain churches for the first time. I think people understand that a church has many aspects of itself that are business oriented. I just believe they dont want to experience these aspects when they visit. How many churches are so focused on growth, in numbers of bodies, that they forget the growth of the heart? The American church is now fully Americanized. Its a show and a numbers game. People come to church, especially new comers, CRAVING to fill a void in their life. If you are offering the same thing they can get in the real world, how are you any different? There are plenty of other reasons people do not return and many may not be avoidable. However, the church as a whole needs to reevaluate the arena in which they are playing. The simplicity of the Gospel is good enough to fulfill the hearts of the unbelievers and restore the prodigal's to a relationship with Christ. Love thy neighbor as thyself and love thy God with all your heart.
 
— Shay Wallace
 

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