If congregations focus on the pastor’s vision, when the pastor leaves vision often leaves. Vision from God never leaves.
Does your congregation want a temporal vision or an eternal vision? For many people that is an easy question. Of course, they want an eternal vision. If so, then why do they expect the pastor, staff, and key lay leaders to provide it? Any vision of humankind is going to be temporal. It comes and goes as the fads and trends change. It focuses the congregation on short-term fixes rather than long-term solutions.
God’s empowering vision never leaves. It may wane within a congregation and need re-invigorating, but it never leaves.
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