Director’s Word of The Week

Every church needs a vision. How is a vision created? By asking the right questions. Here are some suggestions:

  • What are the church’s 5-10-15-20 year trends? This will take some time and research but will provide invaluable data concerning the church’s history and in identifying specific trends.
  • What is the church’s current reality? This must be a realistic evaluation. The trend analysis will help.
  • Who will make up the visioning team? Must be committed thinkers and doers.
  • What will be the process used to create the new vision?
  • As a church, what are we supposed to be doing? [this is the mission]
  • What are we currently doing? [this is the assessment]
  • Why are we doing what we’re doing? [this identifies the church’s values]
  • How are we doing? [this is measurement]
  • How will we build awareness of the new vision [communicate-communicate]
  • How do we create an understanding and commitment to the new vision?
  • What questions and concerns can we anticipate?
  • How do we create a sense of urgency?
  • How do we implement the new vision?
  • How will we measure our progress and our success?
  • How will we align every area of our church to the new vision?
  • What part can each member play in implementing the new vision?