Advance Your Vision

Start here to get clear about your future by using the Vision Framing process. As a result, you’ll be clear about your mission, values, strategy, measures and more.

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Advance Your Vision

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  • Welcome to the Vision Room

    Read a note from Will Mancini welcoming you to the Vision Room and pointing some key features designed just for you.

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  • It Takes This to Truly Be a Church for the Unchurched

    The reality is that most churches have outreach in their rhetoric, but not in their reality.

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  • 4 Habits that Develop Credibility as a Trainer

    If you’re trying to develop leaders for your leadership pipeline these four habits will help you stay fresh and teach with passion, which will increase your credibility.

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  • Three Perspectives of Using Data in the Church

    There are three common approaches leaders take with data and only one of them is healthy and wise.

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  • Five Giving Trends in Today’s Church

    Worship attendance, conversions, and baptisms are often the most scrutinized metrics in churches, but giving trends are close behind.

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  • The Power-Full Life, Part 1: Downsize to Maximize

    Once we let go of the things that dont matter, we are free to pursue all the things that really do matter.

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  • Your Attendance is Declining: Here is One Big Idea to Keep in Mind

    If you want to see your church grow, stop trying to attract people and start trying to engage people.

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  • These Seven Things Are Keeping Your Church from Growing

    The number one topic in the local church over the last 30 plus years addresses the question, “How do I grow my church?” How can we break through to reach more people for Jesus?

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  • How Effective is Your Assimilation Process?

    A church that does assimilation well will also create strong disciples.

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  • These Reasons Are Why Giving is Down in Your Church

    Are you trying to comprehend why the giving levels in your church are down?

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  • Making Great Decisions Part 1: This One Perspective Changes Everything

    Are you ready for the future? Maybe the bigger question should be, did you see it coming?

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  • 10 Better Practices for Effective Guest Response

    Bring a team of up to five leaders to one of our upcoming Guest Experience Boot Camps and learn how to create an intuitive plan to get an excellent Guest response at your church.

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  • Napkin Sketch Strategy: If You Can’t Draw It, You Can’t Deliver It

    I have grown to appreciate the power of a napkin sketch. In fact, I emphasized in my latest book: The Dream Big Workbook released in collaboration with Exponential.

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  • 6 Yellow Flags of Using Too Much Data

    While it is foolish for leaders to ignore data, it is equally unhealthy for leaders to obsess over it.

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  • The Reason You are Not Loving Your Neighbors

    Implicit in the Great Commandment is the admonition to break out of our isolation and walk across our yard or down the hall and make a connection to our neighbors – those who live closest to us.

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  • 5 Reasons Your Leadership Development Efforts Aren’t Working

    Are you making efforts to develop leaders but your efforts don’t seem to be showing up as new and improved skills in your leaders?

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  • Your Church Culture Must Change… Start Here

    To plant disciple-making, missional-incarnational focused churches that have a mind-set of reproduction will take deep cultural change in the way we think about God’s mission and the nature of the church.

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  • The Real Meaning of Community and Mission

    We are learning to view our home, and a farm table, as a means of advancing the gospel, with God transforming our understanding of both community and mission.

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  • Are You Placing Your Volunteers?

    Do we really get to know people in order to place them according to their innermost passions and gifts?

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  • Cut the Complexity, Part Two: Creating Engagement

    Keeping teams engaged in the constant of change takes a focus on people over process, real engagement over cookie-cutter programs, consistent intentionality over passive manipulation, and healthy change over rigid planning.

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— winston
 
comment_post_ID); ?> In this era, we have the opportunity of professional church staff today who utilize their gifting to shape the image and atmosphere of the church organization. But the 100% real impact on the church visitors is genuine evidence of changed lives by the gospel and the active growing discipleship (just as it was in the first century church). One demonstration is financially rich believers ministering equally together with poor believers (how odd, and incredibly miraculous; all humble and bow at the foot of the cross.). It is the awesome contrast of church members vocations, race, gender, age, maturity, gifting, humility that demonstrates to visitors "there is a Spirit in the place". That first-time guest list of 10 are "physical excuses", not spiritual excuses. Those don't tell the story. The condition of facilities and publicly greeting people have zero to do with it. The power of God in and through believers lives dedicated to impact other people with their relationship bridge-building of acceptance of the lost around them. Empowered believers are infectious, loving, helpful, giving, self-less, dynamic, compelling, bold, Christ-filled. As I have been in many church settings domestically and internationally, the facilities can be poor, and yet the fellowship can still be rich. We need to operate with first church humility. People come to Christ on His terms, not on our human abilities of hospitality. A huge catastrophe in a community, disaster relief brings lots of people into churches – many come to the church in those terrible conditions no matter the physical condition of the local church. Off the condition of facility, and onto the condition of God's people (living stones).... and everything else will grow.... and the other physical issues will be corrected by the staff.
 
— Russ Wright
 
comment_post_ID); ?> "While I understand the intent behind this phrase" Expound please. What do you understand to be the intent behind that phrase?
 
— Ken
 

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