Issue #11: This Unresolved Leadership Trap Will Destroy Any Team or Church
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People like to talk about a church’s vision. Some people don’t like the word “vision” because they think it is a worldly concept highjacked from the business world.
But that’s not true.
Vision is inescapable for any organization, team, family, or group of people.
A vision is a picture of the future that we want to strive after. It is a desired reality that we want to see come true.
Some churches have stated visions, others don’t. But every church has a vision of who it wants to be, where it is going, and how it will get there.
What you don’t want in your church is two visions.
If there are two different visions of what we want to be, where we’re going, and how we’re going to get there, that spells trouble.
In fact, the word “division” is the Latin word “di” for two, and vision, brought together.
Two visions = Division
This is why having two visions in the church brings conflict and problems. Churches split over multiple visions.
Your 1 Tip:
Work hard to align the church around one vision and confront those championing a different vision.
Division Kills Teams & Churches
If you let multiple visions persist in your church, it will kill it.
No team or church can be health with multiple visions of where it’s going and how success is measured.
Your job as the pastor or ministry leader is to shape that vision, ensure leaders carry it, and confront any visions that run against it.
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