You, your Pastor, Board and your people all have the same Vision, right? Vision discussions dominate my email and verbal questioning. It seems so obvious that leaders, volunteers and guests in a church or mission all need to work together. In another sense the idea of a whole church working and growing together in sync with each other seems like an impossible dream. Scripture says, We who believe are carefully joined together with Christ as parts of a beautiful, constantly growing temple for God”. (Ephesians 2:21 TLB)

Think about a jigsaw puzzle, a thousand unique colourful pieces spread over your dining room table. There are different shapes, a palate of primary colours mixed with a multitude of unique hues. The individual pieces without a picture make absolutely no sense. That’s your church without a vision. However, when you have the picture, you can fit pieces of similar colour and design to fit together.

Your Vision is the ‘What’ God wants you to accomplish. At The Jethro Group we pray and work toward the day when ‘Healthy Leaders: lead, serve and care with integrity’. Our reality is that every blog, seminar, coaching session and writing event is geared toward this Vision. We avoid anything that is not designed to move us forward.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish”. (Proverbs 29:18 KJV)

God gave Moses and his people, estimated to be one million strong, a long term vision of a Promised Land. A land of plenty. A land to live and worship in peace. God also gave his people a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night to guide them toward the Vision.

We are no different today. As individuals, families and teams a future vision is essential. It gives all of us hope during difficult times of stress and a monitor of daily accomplishment. “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it”. (Habakkuk 2:2 KJV)

Leadership is moving you and your church from disarray and confusion to a God-directed Vision.

Yours in Service,
Laurie D. Kennedy
Leadership Coach