If the vision of a congregation is mediocre, characterized by business as usual, then expectation of spiritual maturity among members is likely low. Cutting edge innovation in the spiritual formation, leadership development, and missional engagement of congregations is not required amidst low expectations.
If vision is of an excellent future, characterized by an exceptional congregational journey, then expectations of spiritual maturity among congregational participants will be high. Leading edge innovation in spiritual formation, leadership development, and missional engagement is most likely present in high expectation congregations.
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