Insight 217: FaithSoaring Churches Follow Visionary, Permission-Giving Leaders

Congregations seeking to transform often benefit from the presence of visionary, permission-giving leaders. These are leaders who have a balanced vision for inviting people to connect with a Christian-centered, faith-based personal journey, discipling these people, and engaging them missionally.

One key is that these leaders recognize that without this balance congregations may only partially transform. For example, even a radically missional congregation who does not continually invite people to a Christian-centered, faith-based journey will decline and even be dysfunctional due to their lack of balance. Similar things happen when there is inviting without discipleship, or discipleship without missional engagement.

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Kyndra Bremer