Monday, May 18, 2015

Your Vision

   * You need one
   * This will be a big picture statement.
   * Could be a bit general
   * You could use the church’s vision or dovetail into it
   * It needs to use language that children and youth understand
   * Include a visual
   * Bible references and imagery  
  * Use words that communicate ongoing action
  * It needs to sink into people’s heads, hearts and will. When it does you will see change

Bishop John’s: a healthy church… transforming life
Mine: a growing children’s and youth ministry… real life

ahealthychurch… transforminglife
agrowingchildrensandyouthministry… reallife

Grow                                 Real Life
1 Corinthians 3:6                Matthew 6:25
Ephesians 4:15-16              Matthew 7:14
Colossians 1:10                  Mark 8:35
1 Thessalonians 1:3            Luke 12:15
2 Peter 3:18                       John 10:10


Chris Bowditch said...

So my next question is, what does a growing youth ministry... real life look like?

What gives shape to your vision?

James said...

Hi Chris

Thanks for your question.
A growing youth ministry is a ministry that is making disciples.
Real life is life lived as a disciple.

Your Vision and Purpose (which I will blog about in the future) need to compliment each other.

Vision is the "what" of your ministry and Purpose is the "why" to make disciples.

Cheers James