Develop a Vision for Your Church

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As the new year starts, many church leaders are looking at plans, goals and vision for the future. A typical question around the table is, where do we start?

Some believe organizational vision depends mainly on the imagination of its senior leader. That person articulates, defines and communicates the path while convincing others to come along.

Effective leaders know there is a better way and it isn’t dependent upon one person. To generate vision they start with the unknowing. This is the assurance that God is at work through the organization, providing a divine spark larger than our minds and views can generate. Setting aside individual agendas and ego, a way forward can emerge through prayer, conversation and one critical component: evidence-based discernment.

We can help you in engaging every voice in your church to provide evidence of how God is speaking and showing paths forward. Then, visions emerge with evidence and clarity for leaders to begin articulating vision and formulating plans to raise the potential for your church.

This is the best time to invest in a proven process for visioning. Mustard Seed Consulting is ready to provide you the tools and guidance to begin!

Author: mustardseedonline10

Kurt Jacobson is a trained interpretive consultant of Holy Cow! assessments serving churches across WI and beyond. An ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he served Trinity Lutheran Church, Eau Claire for 28 years. In 2016 he formed Mustard Seed Consulting. Jacobson holds a BA in Business/Hospital Administra on and Organiza onal Communication from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and a Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He holds a certificate in Intentional Interim Ministry from the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors. He is the author of “Welcoming Grace: Words of Love for All.” In addition, the book “The State of the ELCA” by Russell Crabtree, founder of Holy Cow! includes a chapter detailing the work Kurt did in making Trinity a transformational congregation. He lives near Cumberland, WI.

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