Vision & Values
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We must understand the centrality of a robust theology that informs our lives and vocations.
We have an integral God who is an integral worker, and work is at the heart of the story.
Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 21-22 are necessary to understanding God's purpose for our lives, and these "bookends" help narrow the "Sunday to Monday Gap."
1 Corinthians 10:31: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
The proclamation of the gospel is at the heart of the mission of God.
How does a church develop a doctrine of vocation that extends beyond the confines of Sunday morning worship?
A church's language can affirm or devalue its congregants' work.
God's introduction as a worker in Genesis 1-2 forces us to reassess and rethink biblical stereotypes and assumptions to develop a doctrine of vocation.
Our editors have compiled our best on Vision & Values topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.
Visionaries are leaders who see the big picture and determine the necessary steps for the group. But pastors must also build personal relationships, willing to minister to individuals.
Not all pastors are visionary leaders, which is why it sometimes takes a leadership team to identify God's vision for a church.
If it ain't broke … thinking leads nowhere.
H. Dale Burke shares what it was like to succeed Chuck Swindoll as the head pastor at a thriving church. Burke discovered that in spite of the church's overall health, innovation and flexibility were still essential.
Vision casting isn't step one, or even step two.
Pastors hoping to institute changes should first establish a sense of urgency and elicit support from informed and engaged leaders before articulating the vision and the strategy for achieving it.
Tom McKee recommends removing two common roadblocks and erecting two guardrails to make managing visionaries easier.