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Captured By Vision Insight 054 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover  01.17.17Vision Insight 054: When vision is of a mediocre, business-as-usual future, it can negatively impact the spirituality of the congregation.

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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Captured By Vision Insight 053 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover  01.17.17Vision Insight 053: When vision is of a mediocre, business-as-usual future, the congregation may be turning its back on the call of God.

What do too many congregations do when God calls them to a prophetic, innovative vision for Kingdom progress? They lie down beside it and go to sleep. They declare they cannot do what God wants them to do. They declare this is their church and they will do what they want to do, not realizing such an attitude makes them insubordinate regarding God’s leadership.

Yes, it is important for congregations to realize they cannot do everything, that God is also calling forward others. Yet whatever vision it is that we are called to fulfill deserves our most excellent effort, and with the obvious implication we are captured by it.

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Test the Inventory: Seven Radical Questions Your Congregation Must Answer

 
RadicalWould You Be Willing to Help Test a new Inventory on congregational readiness? [See Below]
 
The biggest challenge for congregations about getting from here to vision is their lack of readiness for God's empowering vision, and the transformation new vision will bring forth. Because congregations desire to go from being at rest to being fully captured by new vision through one powerful, short-term step, they fail to understand what it really takes. It must be radical!
 
Congregations want instant vision, but that does not typically happen. They want their senior or solo pastor to magically inspire them about a new vision, whether or not it is from God. They want the next great program offered by their denomination, or a parachurch group, or a vision that has worked for a mega church nearby or far away.
 
It is just not that easy. From my years of experience, I found there are seven readiness factors congregations must address before efforts at discerning God's empowering vision will be successful and lasting. That is, short of God's "Triple D" which I say is the direct, dramatic, divine intervention of God.
 
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Kevin Glenn Endorses Captured By Vision--George's Newest Book

Kevin GlennA difficult part of the visioneering process is how to go about clarifying, casting, and implementing the vision itself. There must be a “vision for visioneering;” a way to imagine how church vision flows from leadership to congregation. Captured By Vision provides what is often a missing element to the visioning process.

George provides a wealth of insight in a concise and systematic approach that will simultaneously inspire creativity for big picture thinkers as they dream of “what could be," instruct analytical thinkers with reasons “why it should be,” and provide process thinkers with steps for “how it can be.”

--Kevin D. Glenn, Author of Hand Over Fist: An Invitation to Civility, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Las Cruces, New Mexico, www.KevinGlenn.net.

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