Advance Your Vision

Start here to get clear about your future by using the Vision Framing process. As a result, you’ll be clear about your mission, values, strategy, measures and more.

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Advance Your Vision

Once you're clear on vision, it impacts every other initiative and area of ministry.
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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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  • Leading Your Team to Work Together Part Two: Culture

    A strong, vibrant culture stimulates people to both be and do their very best and reach the highest goals.

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  • Keys to Unlocking the Power of Your Leadership Energy

    What can you do to activate the fullness of the energy that God places in you?

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  • What to do with People Who Don’t Want to Be on the Team

    There are likely people on your team who would really rather work somewhere else. So what is a leader to do?

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  • You Can’t Outgive God

    God came up with the idea of multiplication. God will increase the things you do that have his approval.

     

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  • 4 Tips for Spotting a Lazy Leader

    When attempting to uncover and address laziness, people often look in the wrong places.

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  • How Church Generosity Can Impact Your Community

    Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it.

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  • The One Undeniable Mark of a Great Leader

    If God has called you to do something in your ministry and you are not doing it, do it now!

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  • 6 Ways to Maximize Your Budgeting Process

    How to maximize your budgeting process, make it fruitful, and ensure it is helpful to the team.

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  • 7 Reasons to Incubate Your Next Campus Launch

    Holding at least two weeks of worship services on-campus at the sending church, alongside existing worship services, can be critical to the development of volunteers, leaders and staff.

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  • 7 Traits of Increasingly Generous Churches

    Generous churches with increased giving per member have seven dominant characteristics.

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  • Leading Your Team to Work Together Part One: Motivation

    As leaders, you should understand how your team members are motivated. That process begins with understanding what you can do as a leader to keep them motivated.

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  • Seven Cures for a Toxic Culture

    Even in the healthiest of churches, a toxic culture can develop.

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  • Ten Reasons You Need a Life Mission Statement

    Knowing your mission can be one of life’s most powerful tools.

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  • How to Make the Most Out of Easter Attendance

    God has moved people to come to your church this Easter – so make the most of their visit and move them to stay.

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  • Three Lessons for Broken Leaders

    We’re made more useful, and we discover our greatest purpose through our pain and suffering.

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  • A Perspective on Generosity that Engages Heart and Mind

    Is it possible that much of the money we give is either wasted or actually harming the people it is intended to help?

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  • 5 Key Insights for Church Capital Campaigns

    Auxano Lead Navigator Kent Vincent delivers 5 key insights about church capital campaigns.

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  • 4 Things to Improve the Communication Culture at Your Church

    Tackling the challenge of improving the communication culture among your church staff.

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  • 5 Critical Building Blocks for Healthy Volunteer Teams

    The five steps – recruiting, training, placing, supporting and monitoring – that will help you establish the critical building blocks for healthy volunteer operations.

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Recent Comments
In this era, we have the opportunity of professional church staff today who utilize their gifting to shape the image and atmosphere of the church organization. But the 100% real impact on the church visitors is genuine evidence of changed lives by the gospel and the active growing discipleship (just as it was in the first century church). One demonstration is financially rich believers ministering equally together with poor believers (how odd, and incredibly miraculous; all humble and bow at the foot of the cross.). It is the awesome contrast of church members vocations, race, gender, age, maturity, gifting, humility that demonstrates to visitors "there is a Spirit in the place". That first-time guest list of 10 are "physical excuses", not spiritual excuses. Those don't tell the story. The condition of facilities and publicly greeting people have zero to do with it. The power of God in and through believers lives dedicated to impact other people with their relationship bridge-building of acceptance of the lost around them. Empowered believers are infectious, loving, helpful, giving, self-less, dynamic, compelling, bold, Christ-filled. As I have been in many church settings domestically and internationally, the facilities can be poor, and yet the fellowship can still be rich. We need to operate with first church humility. People come to Christ on His terms, not on our human abilities of hospitality. A huge catastrophe in a community, disaster relief brings lots of people into churches – many come to the church in those terrible conditions no matter the physical condition of the local church. Off the condition of facility, and onto the condition of God's people (living stones).... and everything else will grow.... and the other physical issues will be corrected by the staff.
 
— Russ Wright
 
"While I understand the intent behind this phrase" Expound please. What do you understand to be the intent behind that phrase?
 
— Ken
 
Thank you for this article! I'm the pastor of a small church. My gifting is in teaching and we are known for aiding Christians in becoming Biblically literate. Visitor's often comment on God's presence being very real in our services. But we just don't seem to be growing. I have some soul-searching, etc. to do and this article provides some solid ground from which to proceed. Thank you again.
 
— Jonathan Schultheis
 

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