THE POWER OF VISION (George Barna). Prof. Jintae Kim, PhD Alliance Theological Seminary (845) 353-2020 ext.6978 E-mail: Jintae.firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://all4jesus.net. What is Vision? (chap. 2). 1. It is from God. 2. It is clear .
Prof. Jintae Kim, PhD
Alliance Theological Seminary
(845) 353-2020 ext.6978
1. It is from God.
2. It is clear.
3. It is preferable to the current state.; and concentrates on the future.
4. It is a gift to the leaders, which is tailored to their circumstances.
5. It is built on reality; reflects a realistic perspective; is the dreaming the most possible dream.
6. A visionary pastor is a successful pastor.
1. Know yourself (Refer “Self-Evaluation Questions).
2. Know your ministry environment.
3. Know God
4. Know Objective wisdom. What other people saying about you and your ministry.
1. When you capture God’s vision for your ministry, it will have specific, predictable qualities.
2. God’s vision is inspiring.
3. Vision is a means of describing the activity and development of the ministry.
4. God’s vision for you will cause you to go beyond the limitations you assumed were obstacles.
5. Vision is empowering.
6. God has created a personal vision that fits you perfectly.
7. Vision is detailed.
8. Vision is people (not program) oriented.
1. One of the most popular and devastating barriers to true vision is the notion that God would never cause you to do something other than what you’ve always done before.
2. Vision replaces fear with energy and hope.
3. Christian culture and ministry are riddled with damaging stereotypes.
4. Complacency is the extinguisher of the smoldering passion of vision.
5. As a leader, you have the responsibility to overcome the inhibitors of God’s vision.
1. Capturing the vision can be a lonely and exhausting process.
2. God’s vision for our ministry require you to learn new skills or to create new systems within your church.
3. You may realize that you are being called to a different ministry.
4. Expect Satan to confront you as you strive to gain God’s vision.
1. Out-of-touch with God.
3. Poor leadership
4. Absence of accountability
1. Inappropriate structures/lifestyles
2. Extreme conflict
3. The vision becomes outdated.