Vision is initiated by God to the body the church, cast by leadership, and owned by membership.
Pastors, staff members, and lay leadership do not initiate vision. They may initiate conversation, prayer, reflections, discernment processes, and actions to pursue vision. Only God initiates true vision.
God’s initiation of vision does not happen because of calendar planning by congregational leadership. It happens in God’s timing. True vision is a Kairos experience rather than a Chronos event. I have often felt it primarily happens when a congregation is ready to receive it and act on it.
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