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Captured By Vision Insight 074 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover  01.17.17Vision Insight 074: Living into vision requires regular spiritual celebration of the fulfillment of the future story of ministry for the congregation.

Vision must be continually cast. Vision should also be celebrated in some public way at least every 120 days. These celebrations should be spiritual in nature and should involve telling the stories of people who have been impacted by the journey towards vision fulfillment. They must also be characterized by a fellowship gathering that celebrates the congregation as community.

Regular spiritual celebrations should include worship of the Triune God, and a spirit of thankfulness for what God is doing in and through the congregation. Remember that vision fulfillment is not an organizational journey of humankind. It is a spiritual journey by a living, breathing, moving, ever-changing Christ-centered and faith-based organism.

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Captured By Vision Insight 073 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover  01.17.17Vision Insight 073: Vision should be the main framework and focus of a congregation's actions and not just part of the puzzle.

Vision is not that last piece to complete a 1,000-piece puzzle. It is not the piece that fell on the floor and was kicked under the sofa. It is the cornerstone piece placed first, and around which the framing is built and the puzzle is completed.

Vision is the cornerstone for bringing together the amazing puzzle of a congregation composed of people with varying gifts, skills, and preferences. It’s not just one of the things you are possessed by, but the essential characteristic of a congregation living with excitement into the journey God inspired in it.

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Churches Urged to Drop Millennials in Favor of Newly Identified ‘Generation’ [Baptist News Global]

Senior ServersHere is an article posted by Baptist News Global, and written by Jeff Brumley, about Perennials--which is a concept I wrote about earlier and brought to their attention. I glad they recognized the value in it. What do you think about the concept?

BNG article is found HEREMy original article is found HERE

Who are the Perennials in your congregation? What role should they play in helping you connect with people of various generations?

The BNG article begins as follows: "Churches, businesses and media outlets fixated on Millennials may want to widen their focus on a newly identified group: Perennials. The term was coined last year by a California blogger Gina Pell, who was tired of being stereotyped by her generational grouping. Characteristics commonly used to label Millennials in reality are shared by individuals across generations.

When church and clergy consultant George Bullard heard of Pell’s term, it clicked with what he had been seeing among some struggling congregations for years: an unhealthy fixation on Millennials and an almost blind, and very frustrating, campaign to lure that generational cohort to church. It’s why Bullard and other church consultants have long urged their clients to follow a famous adage: don’t put all your eggs in one basket." 


Lovett Weems Endorses Captured By Vision--George's Newest Book

Lovett WeemsAs an experienced congregational consultant, George Bullard understands well the theoretical dimensions of vision. He also writes as someone familiar with the complexity of congregations to realize all vision models require rigorous review and adaptation considering those complexities. His ideas will ring true for clergy and lay leaders seeking to discern God’s will for their congregations – freeing churches to what is fitting and faithful in their context.

--Lovett H. Weems, Jr., Lewis Center for Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary, www.ChurchLeadership.org

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Captured By Vision Insight 072 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover  01.17.17Vision Insight 072: A congregation captured by vision is always asking in every dimension of ministry how decisions and actions will help them fulfill their vision.

Beyond congregational wide decisions, every time a team, program, or governance group makes a decision they should always ask the question, “How will this decision and the action it calls for help us live into our overall congregational vision and journey towards its fulfillment?”

If a decision or action does not empower the congregational vision and its fulfillment, it should be questioned, reconsidered, and perhaps not done. While not everything a congregation does must fulfill the vision, everything it does must stand the test of how it could possibly empower the vision.

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