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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  • Discover the Largest Social Media Platform that Few Churches Are Using

    The overarching headline that reflects the deeply online nature of Generation Z and their almost entirely visual orientation is that nearly all of them use YouTube (95%), and half “can’t live without it.”

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  • Make Your Sunday Bulletin Simple AND Effective

    How many announcements should you include in your Sunday bulletin? Pretty much… none.

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  • The Real Measure of Making Disciples

    Auxano defines Measures as a set of attributes in an individual’s life that define or reflect the accomplishment of the church’s mission. The Measures are the church’s portrait of a disciple and definition of spiritual maturity.

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  • Three Non-Negotiables for Raising Funds for the Church

    With solid strategy and approach and these three non-negotiable concepts, increased funding can be on the way to your church.

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  • The Secret to Meaningful Blogging

    If you are a leader who uses social media, here are three reasons you should have a strategy.

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  • 10 Financial Mistakes Too Many Churches Make

    The intersection of faith and finance is never easy to navigate as a local church leader.

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  • Leveraging Facebook Ads this Christmas

    Facebook advertising is the most effective way of getting the word out about your church’s Christmas programming and services.

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  • Great Communication, Part 1: Get Personal

    Great communicators have a plan for developing their message to present it in a compelling and engaging way.

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  • 6 Times When It’s a Good Idea to Change Your Church’s Mission Statement

    When should you rewrite your mission?

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  • 8 Truths from Timothy Around Leadership

    If you’re a pastor or ministry leader, you can’t help but be drawn to the first and second letters of the Apostle Paul to his young apprentice, Timothy.

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  • Five Options for a Church in Decline

    Leaders of churches in decline have five choices. “Doing nothing” is the worst choice of all.

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  • Intentional Sunsets Bring Beautiful Sunrises: How to Lead Healthy Change in Your Church

    Celebrating change with an intentional sunset builds anticipation toward the beautiful sunrise to come.

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  • Separate Critical and Creative Thinking to Build Collaboration Around Vision

    To help your team build ownership and collaboration at the source of your vision, learn to separate critical and creative thinking.

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  • 3 Ways to Take the Temperature of the Environment You Lead

    As godly leaders, we are not only responsible for setting the temperature; we are responsible for knowing how the temperature we have set is affecting those who have to live inside of it.

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  • How a Better How Helps Every Leader

    While many church leaders say they value the idea of developing more leaders, few have processes in place to implement and measure the idea.

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  • Reaching the 20Somethings

    How to reach a 26-year-old who needs remedial education on all things in life – including the spiritual.

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  • 3 Signposts on the Road to Discovering God’s Vision

    There are three parts to getting God’s vision for your ministry.

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  • Reengage Your Volunteer Teams by Recognizing Individual Gifts

    Recognizing and developing the potential of individuals is a real path to leadership.

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  • 3 Common Scapegoats for Developing Leaders

    Leaders sometimes offer excuses rather than taking the task of developing leaders seriously.

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Recent Comments
What happens when u dont have a meeting place any more. And u was forced out because the buliding wasnt available any more.
 
— Debra
 
If someone wants entertainment they're going to the wrong place. Church is not a place for entertainment...or in my opinion a barrage of coffee and donuts. Why are churches today bringing the world INTO them? Then there's the thing with children...age appropriate??? These little guys can pick stuff up in service. Besides Jesus said Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Mt. 19:14.
 
— Laurie
 
I love the intentionality here as well as the challenge to look at the data. That's missing so many times. I would like to offer a contrarian's take. Church members and regular attenders have so many ways to get information: Announcements, bulletins, social channels, relationships, and email being among the options. But brand new people are likely going to check out the website and that's it. It might be wiser for churches with limited time and resources to focus their website almost exclusively to guests. This group of people isn't looking for a calendar of events but wants to know about regular programs. They probably aren't interested in watching all of the messages but instead may want to preview one of the services. For the times we need church members to go to websites (sign up for camp, join a group, etc), we're probably better off designing and promoting a specific page rather than cluttering up the homepage.
 
— Michael Lukaszewski (@mlukaszewski)
 

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