In the following pages I will chronicle my step by step journey as a Church Planter
Vision is everything

Vision is everything.

How you see things as a leader will determine not only the ability that you have to lead but also the desire others have to follow you.

See who Jesus is.

Jesus is a loving, humble, passionate, miracle worker, that even death can’t stop.

See who you are in HIM.

Galatians 2:20 says “I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live. Yet not I, but Christ now lives in me. “

You are a lying, cheating, stealing, hypocrite that is fearful and makes a ton of mistakes. The good new is tho … you are DEAD. Now Jesus lives in you. Because of that you are a loving, humble, passionate, miracle worker, that even death can’t stop.

This is who you are – but you have to SEE yourself in this way.

See what you are going to do / where you are going.

You need to have a clear vision of what you are going to accomplish. Another way of putting that is you need to have a clear picture of where you are going. No one will follow a blind person thru the jungle … and no one will follow a leader who cannot see where they are going.

How do you find out “what you are going to do”?

Passion – God places an ability or a desire in your heart and body. This passion and skill-set will generally point you in the right direction

Do what is next. – To many times we say we want to do something BIG for God not really understanding that the next thing you are asked to do for him is that BIG thing. Serving in a ministry, setting up chairs, making videos or artwork, doing announcements is the THING you are to do. It is your VISION.

Give your VISION away.

A leader understand that they can never do ANYTHING alone. So they build a team. If you are going to have a strong team your vision cannot be “your vision” it has to be your team members vision – because of that you have to master the art of giving vision away.

In a one on one, small group, or large meeting setting explaining the following three things.

Heart -

What is the reason you are doing what you are doing. (ministry, video, art, drama, setting up chairs, fund raiser) People will never completely buy in until they know WHY they are being asked to do something.

How -

Here is the HEART and here is the step by step process we will take to accomplish it. Break it down into two to three easy to remember steps that clearly walk out the heart of the project or ministry.

Who -

Once you have explained the heart, defined the how, now bodily ask for WHO. This is what we have been called to do. Here is how we are going to do it. Now, who is with me? Who wants to walk along with us in this journey?

When you see who HE is and who you are in HIM. Understand where you are going and correctly invite people to join you on the journey, you have vision. When you have vision there is nothing that can stop you.