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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.