Bruce Barkhauer Endorses Captured By Vision--George's Newest Book

Bruce BarkhauerOnce again George Bullard gets to the heart of the matter. Congregations who understand that the ministry and mission of the church is a spiritual enterprise and an ongoing dance with the Living God are effective in doing the transforming work of the Gospel. Captured by Vision is solid guidance in an easy to use package. Get it and get better at understanding what you are called to do and how to do it well.

--Bruce A. Barkhauer, Minister for Faith and Giving, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), www.CenterforFaithandGiving.org

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Captured By Vision Insight 076 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover  01.17.17Vision Insight 076: During a visionary journey God at times changes our plans and heads us to a new Macedonia as told in Acts 16:9-10.

It is possible your understanding of the vision and its fulfillment can change. This can happen in at least two ways.

First, the congregation may have misunderstood the long-term implications of the vision. They may get off track from God’s empowering vision, and must adjust the vision to stay focused on God’s leadership.

Second, it is also possible within God’s circumstantial will that changes in the situation of the congregation, the context of the congregation, and the spiritual maturity of the congregation may call for a new or refocused vision.

It is important that every seven years, or whenever there is a significant interruption in vision fulfillment, that congregations engage in a revisioning process to be sure they are on the right vision fulfillment journey, and to help newer people connected with the congregation own the vision more deeply.

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Captured By Vision Insight 075 to Empower Your Congregation

Captured By Vision Final Cover  01.17.17Vision Insight 075: Vision not used to evaluate the goodness and rightness of congregational decisions will not remain the vision for long.

Around the time of these every 120-day celebrations the journey of vision fulfillment should also be evaluated. As stories are shared, what is the evidence of the goodness and rightness of congregational decisions and actions? How is the congregation doing at aligning decisions and actions around the vision? Are any course corrections needed?

Regular evaluation of decisions and actions is essential, as well as adjusting the trajectory of the congregation’s journey to keep it focused on vision fulfillment. Without doing so the vision can take a negative detour.

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