One of the hardest things to do in the ministry is to communicate your vision process to other people. For one most people do not think of church the way a pastor does and for another they are not thinking about church as much as a pastor does. Communicating the vision is easy but trying to get your people to engage in the process is a bit harder. You have to lay some ground work and have some patience. You also have to:
1. Take stock of the Surroundings.
Many people in church are operating with blinders on. They are content with how things are and are more worried about convenience than actual progress.
2. Turn Gaze Towards What Lies Ahead
Note I didn’t say future. Sometimes the word “future” gives the impression of a time when we are not around. We need to be looking at where we have been, where we are and where we want to go and take steps to move towards where we are headed. ONE STEP at a time.
3. Repeat Repeat Repeat
No matter how many times you think you have covered something, cover it again. Changing a culture doesn’t happen over night it takes time and ingraining the ideology into the minds of people over and over and over yet again.
I am in a season of the “AH HA”. That wonderful time when light bulbs start going on. Through the course of this past month we have had some great meetings with our Ministry teams at the church and I have added some sessions of “rambling” to our meetings. The point of these sessions is to turn focus to what Lies ahead and the response has been overwhelming. I have not been able to go to bed on Sunday nights because I have come home so charged up for what God is doing. It is a great season to be in and I am enjoying every minute of it.