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Held Over Until February 28th: Free Bonuses When Your Purchase Captured By Vision

Captured By Vision: 101 Insights to Empower Your Congregation is live on Amazon.com. Purchase the paperback edition 750480HiResHERE, and the Kindle eBook HERE.

George is conducting a book launch publication sale of his newest book that will make the book, plus several bonus resources available. The bonus resources will be priced separately after February 28th. They will be sent digitally to early purchasers on March 1st.

Everyone who purchases one of more copies of the book can receive the following bonus items:

  • A study guide for use with the book.
  • PowerPoint presentation of the 101 insights
  • Conference call dialogue with George about the book and its uses. [Or, a link to a recording for any dialogues they miss.]

To qualify, purchases must be made before the end of the day February 28th. [New date!] 

To purchase the book click HERE. Or, if you want 10 or more copies send a request to George Bullard at BullardJournal@gmail.com along with the number of copies you want, your mailing address, and your telephone number. You will be billed for your order.

  • Remember: If you want less than 10 copies of the book, purchase directly from Amazon.com by clicking HERE, and e-mail your receipt to BullardJournal@gmail.com to be placed on the list to receive the bonus items. the Amazon price will be $13.95 or less for each copy.

Continue reading to see the prices and to request one or more books.

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Captured By Vision Insight 025 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover, 01.17.17Vision Insight 025: When congregations expect the pastor to provide vision, they often mean a vision with which they agree.

Even if a congregation is sold on or blind to anything except the pastor being the CVO (chief visionary officer), CCO (chief casting officer), and CIO (chief implementation officer), they often mean the content of the vision and the action to fulfill it must meet criteria that is typically unknown to the pastor. What laity mean is that vision must fit the unspoken culture of the congregation.

The congregation may have a set of hidden core values. They are well known to the long tenured members, only slightly known to the short tenured members, and possibly totally unknown to a new pastor who comes in excited to lead the vision he or she has for the congregation

The book of 101 insight--Captured By Vision--is now live on Amazon.com. Click HERE to see and purchase it


John Bost Endorses Captured By Vision--George's New Book

John BostHaving served with George Bullard off and on for 20 years, I have witnessed a man devoted to clarifying the challenge with the language of vision, its source, its impact and its necessity. George captures what I have watched him refine for at least two decades. This book clarifies the beauty, the process and means for receiving a revelation of God's vision.

Suitable for any church, this nondenominational tool ratchets away at the too often difficult task of visioning.  Theologically sound, and life tested in multiple areas by a man used mightily of God.

--John Bost, Master Counsel Business Solutions

The book of 101 insight--Captured By Vision--is now live on Amazon.com. Click HERE to see and purchase it.


Captured by Vision Insight 024 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover, 01.17.17Vision Insight 024: If vision is deeply felt throughout the congregation, it does not diminish when there is a transition in pastors.

This is a key reason why congregations should never want the vision they are following to be the pastor’s vision. That is a lot of power and authority to give a pastor. When the vision is primarily the pastor’s, the congregation seldom owns it.

If a congregation is captured by God’s empowering vision, deeply feels ownership, faithfully, effectively, and with innovation lives into it, then when a pastor leaves vision remains. Rather than diminishing, it may flourish as any existing staff plus lay leaders come forward to work more fervently on vision fulfillment.

The book of 101 insight--Captured By Vision--is now live on Amazon.com. Click HERE to see and purchase it. Then send your receipt to BullardJournal@gmail.com to recevie by mid-February a 25 page study guide, a PowerPoint presentation, and an invitation to a group conference call with George. Deadline for your request is February 18th.

 


Captured By Vision Insight 023 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover, 01.17.17Vision Insight 023: If congregations focus on the pastor’s vision, when the pastor leaves vision often leaves. Vision from God never leaves.

Does your congregation want a temporal vision or an eternal vision? For many people that is an easy question. Of course, they want an eternal vision. If so, then why do they expect the pastor, staff, and key lay leaders to provide it? Any vision of humankind is going to be temporal. It comes and goes as the fads and trends change. It focuses the congregation on short-term fixes rather than long-term solutions.

God’s empowering vision never leaves. It may wane within a congregation and need re-invigorating, but it never leaves.

The book of 101 insight--Captured By Vision--is now live on Amazon.com. Click HERE to see and purchase it. Then send your receipt to BullardJournal@gmail.com to recevie by mid-February a 25 page study guide, a PowerPoint presentation, and an invitation to a group conference call with George. Deadline for your request is February 18th.


Congregational Typology

SSJ-16x9-White-BackgroundCongregational typologies have been around for many decades, if not centuries. Each has a foundational organizing principle. In keeping with the theme of a Spiritual Strategic Journey, I offer the following five categories as a typology that looks at the engagement intensity of congregations in a spiritual and strategic journey.

Remember that typologies always state where something—congregations in this case—generally find themselves. It is not the same as typing congregations. Congregations can move from one category to another with some regularity. For example, Perfecting congregations will not always be Perfecting. The same is true of the other four categories.

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The Balance of the Four Goods

SSJ-16x9-White-BackgroundTo successfully play in the “red zone” a football team must be balanced. It must have an offensive backfield of great talent and ability. It must have an offense line who executes plays with few flaws and blocks effectively. Its defensive line must be swift and agile. Players in the defensive backfield must be fast and anticipate moves by the offensive player behind them like they have eyes in the back of their heads.

Let’s not forget the special teams. Without great talent and consistency they can cause the team to defend their own “red zone” rather than advance to the other team’s “red zone.”

Ultimately we want the team to be balanced. Balance is also a key principle in congregations. Balance allows congregations to renew their core while extending their ministry. It also adds to the depth and quality of life in congregations. Balance needs to be expressed in ways that produce meaningful collaboration between four factors.

The exceptional balance of Good Faith, Good Community, Good Works, and Good News results in Great FaithSoaring Churches with a generous presence of spiritual and strategic vitality and vibrancy.

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Stories and ‘Ships

SSJ-16x9-White-BackgroundWhat are the categories you use to describe your congregation? What frameworks or assessment tools do you use? Is the best category size, age, location, growth status, worship style, denominational affiliation, facilities, disciplemaking processes, pastoral leadership, programs for children and youth, ethnicity, status in the community, or the primary age groups of the attendees?

Try the fuel and flavor of four organizing principles for congregations that impact the stages of in a life cycle assessment. These four principles are Visionary Leadership, Relationships Experiences, Programmatic Emphases, and Accountable Management.

If your goal is to help your congregation effectively live into the next generation of life these four organizing principles need to be guided by Stories and ‘Ships. Keep reading. You will see below how Stories and ‘Ships leap into the Playbook.

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Captured By Vision Insight 022 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover, 01.17.17Vision Insight 022: Vision plus Intentionality is the core formula for an Enduring Visionary Leadership Community to follow.

Congregations seeking to transform only need three words to describe the essence of a transformation strategy. Vision. Plus. Intentionality. If the deep meaning of these three words captivates the imagination of at least 21 percent of the average number of active attending adults, then it is likely the congregation has vision. These 21 percent are the Enduring Visionary Leadership Community.

The book of 101 insight--Captured By Vision--is now live on Amazon.com. Click HERE to see and purchase it. Then send your receipt to BullardJournal@gmail.com to recevie by mid-February a 25 page study guide, a PowerPoint presentation, and an invitation to a group conference call with George. Deadline for your request is February 18th.


Captured By Vision insight 021 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover, 01.17.17Vision Insight 021: Visionary Leadership is about who we are, what we believe, where we are headed, and how we are getting there.

In one sense this is a restatement of mission, purpose, core values, vision, and the alignment of congregational actions to live into or fulfill the vision. It asks the question, “Do we know who we are in relationship to the Triune God, why we were founded as a congregation, what we value or believe, where we are headed, and how we are going to get there?”

The book of 101 insight--Captured By Vision--is now live on Amazon.com. Click HERE to see and purchase it. Then send your receipt to BullardJournal@gmail.com to recevie by mid-February a 25 page study guide, a PowerPoint presentation, and an invitation to a group conference call with George. Deadline for your request is February 18th.


Ken Kessler Endorses Captured By Vision--George's New Book

Kessler-kenGeorge has captured enriching insights into finding and living into God’s vision for a congregation. Through his years of experience and his own intense listening to the voice of God in his journey, he provides practical ideas for pastors and church leaders to listen for the vision that God has given for their unique situation. Too often, we wait for one charismatic person to deliver God’s vision for us or see what another church is doing to fuel our vision. Captured By Vision challenges our perceived ideas about vision, and helps us recapture the New Testament pattern for vision development.

--Ken Kessler, Leader, Baptist General Association of Virginia Coaching Network, www.BGAV.org

The book of 101 insight--Captured By Vision--is now live on Amazon.com. Click HERE to see and purchase it. Then send your receipt to BullardJournal@gmail.com to recevie by mid-February a 25 page study guide, a PowerPoint presentation, and an invitation to a group conference call with George. Deadline for your request is February 18th.