Captured By Vision Insight 038 By George Bullard

Vision is experienced. We reflect on it and share it orally with our full heart, soul, mind, and strength. Then we write it.

Vision should be first experienced, and the stories and concepts about it allowed to mature, before we canonize a statement. Life experiences before words about life experiences are essential. I-Thou before I-It in the tradition of Jewish theologian Martin Buber, as referred to in chapter one, is a great perspective on this. (See Vision Insight 006)

What are the stories of vision in your congregation that have been told repeatedly that you now need to record? If you have a vision statement, do these stories accurately illustrate the vision? Does it need to be updated in any way to reflect God’s current movement in your congregation?

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