Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18
Vision: A clear mental picture of what could be and a conviction of what should be.
Visioneering = inspiration + conviction + action + determination + completion
PASSION MOTIVATION DIRECTION PURPOSE For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
A Divine Story, that changed Thousands of Destiny
The Story of Nehemiah
And suddenly there came… Acts 2:2
They were continually and faithfully devoting themselves to the instruction of the apostles, and to fellowship, to [i]eating meals together and to prayers.
43 A sense of awe was felt by [j]everyone, and many wonders and signs (attesting miracles) were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed [in Jesus as Savior] [k]were together and had all things in common [considering their possessions to belong to the group as a whole]. 45 And they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing the proceeds with all [the other believers], as anyone had need. 46 Day after day they met in the temple [area] continuing with one mind, and breaking bread in various private homes. They were eating their meals together with joy and generous hearts, 47 praising God continually, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord kept adding to their number daily those who were being saved… Acts
The Church I See…
…is a Church of influence. A Church so large in size that the city, nation, and world can not ignore it. A Church growing so quickly that buildings struggle to contain the increase.
I see a Church whose heartfelt worship touches Heaven and changes earth.
I see a Church whose altars are filled with repentant sinners responding to Christ’s call to salvation, having their stories changed forever.
Yes, the Church I see is so dependent on the Holy Spirit that nothing will stop it nor stand against it.
A Church whose people are unified, praying, and full of God’s Spirit.
The church that I see has a message so clear that lives are changed forever and potential is fulfilled through the power of His Word.
I see a Church so compassionate that people are drawn from impossible situations into a loving friendly circle of hope, where answers are found and acceptance is given.
I see a people so Kingdom minded that they will count whatever the cost and pay whatever the price to see revival sweep this land.
The Church that I see is a Church so committed to raising, training, and empowering a leadership generation that will impact the world that all its ministries are consumed with this goal.
The Church that I see is a Church whose head is Jesus, whose help is the Holy Spirit, and whose focus in the Great Commission.
Yes, the Church that I see could well be our church - Journey Church!
Our response, to God’s vision:
Minimal effort (tip theory) Minimal obedience Spirit Led obedience Extraordinary – extravagant obedience Big Question: What step do you need to take today?