Jim Royston Endorses Captured By Vision--George's Newest Book

Jim Royston 02Captured By Vision is a wonderful book to enable congregations to experience vision from God rather than finding vision in their programs structure. The church with true vision is contagious and more interested in people than programs. George effectively explains empowering vision from God as a grace gift where congregational vision results in disciplemaking.

--James “Jim” Royston, Retired Pastor and Denominational Executive

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Captured By Vision Insight 060 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover  01.17.17Vision Insight 060: Programs, processes, and emphases in a congregation must have their own vision that supports the congregation's vision.

One of the key aspects of vision fulfillment or living into God’s empowering vision is that everything the congregation does must align with the vision. This is so much better than marching off in separate directions.

That means, as an example, the music ministry must support the congregational vision. The youth ministry must support the congregational vision. The missional engagements must support the congregational vision. I could go on.

The human resources team of one congregation, once it had been captured by vision, asked each staff person to prioritize his or her written position description. They were to indicate the new things they needed to start doing to fulfill the vision, the things they needed to stop doing, and how they could rethink existing things to help them better support God’s empowering vision for the congregation.

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Captured By Vision Insight 059 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover  01.17.17Vision Insight 059: Many congregations structure their life around programs rather than relationships, thus putting a drag factor on vision.

Too many programs drag down congregations. They create busy-ness that can be exhausting. They create a need for single use space that shackles the congregation under debt or mammoth fundraising efforts. They burn out both staff and lay volunteers.

Not long ago I sat in a congregational staff meeting where a relatively new staff person described the pressure he felt during his first year and the physical illnesses he experienced trying to keep up with all the programs and make them successful.

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Captured By Vision Insight 058 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover  01.17.17Vision Insight 058: Vision is more about relationships with God, one another, and your context than it is about successful programs.

If the journey of a congregation is a sports utility vehicle—a metaphor I use regularly—then “vision” is driving and fueling the forward progress of the vehicle. “Relationships” is in the navigation seat next to the driver flavoring the style of the journey and the relationship to God, and one another, and the community context.

“Programs” are intended to be in support roles to relationships. They’re in the back seat. Programs proactively empower the opportunity for meaningful relationships to occur. They are not the goal or the navigator. They are supportive. If they ever become the goal or navigator it is because the congregation is visionless. “Management” is also in the back seat behind vision. We will address this role later.

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