Sunday April 16, 2023 Sunday Worship Video
Delivered By
Pastor Lynn Spoon
Delivered On
April 16, 2023
How to Communicate our Vision

Leadership is key. One responsibility of leadership in the church is to continually clarify and communicate the vision and direction of the church.
What are we doing? Why are we here? Where are we going.
Management itself primarily consists of three things: Analysis, Problem solving, and Planning. Leadership is also composed of those but must also consists of Vision and Values.
If you only have management in the church, you have the problem of: paralysis of analysis.
“Without a vision the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18
A vision is a pragmatic dream based on the practical rather than theoretical considerations. A vision is a dream that can be implemented. It’s specific. Nothing becomes dynamic until it becomes specific.
I. THE SIZE OF OUR VISION. For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. You will find me when you seek me, if you look for me in earnest. Jer. 29:11-13
Don’t confuse the vision setting stage with the problem solving stage.
Take care to live in me, and let me live in you. For a branch can’t produce fruit when severed from the vine. Nor can you be fruitful apart from me. “Yes, I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in me and I in him shall produce a large crop of fruit. For apart from me you can’t do a thing. John 15:4-5 LB
God must always be at the center of our vision. We must make the decision based on, “What God wants us to do?”
The size of our vision is determined by the size of our God. How big do you believe God is? The issue is not who do you think you are or we are but who do you think God is?
We need to carefully consider three things in regard to the local Demographics. 1. What is the population like in our ministry area.
2. How long are you willing to work the vision?
3. We must make an honest appraisal of our own gifts, talents, and abilities.

II. SHARING THE VISION. We should all be concerned about our neighbor and the good things that will build his faith. Romans 15:2
Seven specific things that we need to communicate consistently.
1. Who we are. Why do we exist? What is our identity?
2. Where we are going. What is Our direction and our goals.
3. Why are we going there. Why do we do what we do?
4. What it feels like to be going there. People want to be in on the action.
5. How every individual can have a part in Gods ministry.
6. What’s the specific strategy. How we’re going to do it.
7. What will be the results and rewards. It’s important to explain the benefits.
WE COMMUNICATE OUR VISION BY BEING A 1. Personal Example. Jesus is the supreme example for all of us. 2. By verbal Slogans. People do not remember speeches or sermons. But They will remember phrases, mottos, and slogans. 3. By Analogy or Metaphor. 4. Symbolism reaches people on an emotional level. 5. Multimedia is another good way to communicate our vision. 6. Personal contact. Get one-on-one with key people,
III. THE SOURCE OF OUR VISION . God is the One who made all things, and all things are for his glory. He wanted to have many children share his glory, so he made the One who leads people to salvation perfect through suffering. Hebrews 2:10 NCV
This is the most important element of our vision. To God, motives are top priority. Why we do what you do?
Basically they’re only two sources for vision: Personal Ego or the Holy Spirit.

Whenever God wants to give a vision, there are typically three parts to it.
1. God tells you what He’s going to do.
2. Then He shows us How He’s going to do it.
3. Also the When? God’s timing. God’s timing is absolutely perfect.
It is my responsibility to be Available and Faithful.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:28-29 NLT