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One of the biggest deficits we’ve seen in church leadership here at 95Network is the confidence and ability to cast vision. This topic is as crucial today as it’s ever been.
Today, we get to share a conversation that Dale actually had over on the Thinking Church podcast with Chris Bright, co-founder of Thinking Church, a UK-based organization passionate about helping churches think clearly about the future. Chris is a great leader and he asked some awesome questions!
In this conversation, we dive deep into how to cast vision as a leader, how to balance long-term vision and short-term vision, how to have faith without being unrealistic, why leaders are often hesitant to share their dream for the church, and so much more.
1) Where are you leading the church? Seriously. Think about this for a moment. Where are you headed? Are you solving a real problem in the community? Do your people have buy-in to this direction?
2) Is your vision a God-sized vision? If your vision can be accomplished on your own (without a team and without the supernatural work of God), it’s too small.
3) Vision leaks. You’ve likely heard this statement before, but it’s so true. This is why it’s non-negotiable to consistently cast vision so there is one direction the church is headed in. Just one.
4) People buy into you before they buy into your vision. This comes down to leadership and humility.
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- Thinking Church
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