When vision is of an excellent, challenging future, then the congregation is continually seeking God’s presence and leadership.
One way to determine the rightness and goodness of congregational vision is when it becomes obvious a congregation is seeking God’s presence and leadership as the primary focus of their congregation. Excellent visions are about God’s spiritual strategic direction, and not the direction of humankind.
One way to ascertain that congregations do not have a vision of an excellent, challenging future is that they appear to accommodate the desires of strong personalities within their midst rather than focus on the obvious leadership of God. The vision of some congregations is co-opted by loud, strong, controlling voices.
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