Vision crafted using an organizational model misses the fact that a congregation is a spiritual organism.
Vision in an organization comes from the passion and dreams of leaders. They work hard to push their organization forward to achieve success. Even with the best of apparent altruism, the goal is the success of the organization.
Obviously, the philanthropy of some organizations, and some of their leaders, moves into the realm of significance. However, success remains the primary goal. Any movement toward significance often follows the achievement of success.
Vision in a spiritual organism comes from God. The desire of congregations is to allow God to pull them forward to achieve significance and ultimately full surrender to God’s leadership. As spiritual organisms, congregations are movements of people rather than the production and sale of products and services.
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