A Need For Vision
Are you sensing that God is leading your church toward modifying or expanding its vision for ministry in your community for Christ? If so, are you uncertain about the most productive way to go about doing it? Many leaders wonder if they should be making those decisions alone, or if they should involve the whole church in the process. What is the Biblical way of going about this?
Each church’s approach to the Great Commission will be as unique as the church itself. Each church has a unique history and is made up of unique individuals. This uniqueness is tailor-made to reach a specific part of your community.
In my article “Is The Church Relevant Today?” I make a case for the Church being primarily a living organism, instead of just an organization. In regard to this issue of mission and vision, I think it is important to note that an organization can actually exist without a purpose outside of itself. By doing so, it becomes the reason for its own existence. However, in order to be truly fulfilled, an organism needs a reason for existence outside of itself. This reason is often called its “purpose” or its “mission.” Matt 28:19-20 makes it extremely clear that God has a “mission” for us. We call it the “Great Commission”.
We believe every church needs an identity-focusing mission and vision for ministering to its own people and for reaching its community with the powerful and life-changing love of God. It is absolutely true that the Church should have the Great Commission as its core mission. However, each church’s approach to the Great Commission will be as unique as the church itself. Each church has a unique history and is made up of unique individuals. This uniqueness is tailor-made to reach a specific part of your community.
Re-Missioned is about helping churches get re-missioned and re-visioned into the vital living organism God has prepared and planned to use in its community.
Re-missioned’s visioning retreats are designed to assist you in preparing for and beginning the process of discovering your church’s mission. We also provide resources to help you express that mission and vision in impelling and actionable statements. Your church will be able to use those statements to focus and direct your resources and energies toward accomplishing God’s specific plan for your fellowship.
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