Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- A vision statement is God’s specific plan for a specific church at a specific time.
- Too many vision statements are abstract and don’t click with the people in a church.
- The vision statement of your church should mirror your church’s discipleship process.
- Every ministry in your church should align with your discipleship process and, as a result, your vision statement.
- Vision statements fail when they are not actionable and are poorly communicated.
- Ongoing reminders of the vision statement are required to make it stick with the members.
The six elements of a church vision statement are:
- The vision statement must be biblical
- Have the vision statement mirror you discipleship process
- Keep the vision statement succinct and memorable
- Ensure your ministries align with the vision statement
- Develop an ongoing vehicle to communicate the vision statement to the members (front end, continuous)
- Communicate expectations of the members in the vision statement