Day: May 21, 2007

Vision: An overblown concept

On my bookshelf are at least a dozen church books on vision.  Written by some of the outstanding authors in church-related publishing today, each of them describes a “vision” for the church — build your church by small groups, become a church of influence, raise your church’s standards, grow from the inside out, focus outwardly, and so on.  Plus, I have a bunch of books on leadership, and most of those talk about the leader’s responsibility to cast the vision.  But for the small church, vision is an overblown concept as it is presented today.  Here’s why I have come to this conclusion:

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