For a church that is in its early stages of development… you have a clear advantage over an established ministry.
You can set an intentional culture focused on outreach right from the start.
Setting the tone from the early stages develops into the church DNA as it grows.
How do you make outreach a driving force in your ministry?
Make Your Church Vision Plain And Simple
Write your vision and make it plain... (Habakkuk 2:2)
Have a clear idea of where the church is headed. The vision is set by the leader of the church.
When you write the vision, make it easy to understand. Establishing your vision provides a roadmap for the future of the church.
Here’s are two excerpts from Brian Houston’s vision for Hillsong Church (Australia), written at the inception of their church:
“I see a Church whose altars are constantly filled with repentant sinners responding to Christ’s call to salvation.”
“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.”
Does your church vision include a sentence (or more) about your focus on winning souls back to Christ?
Remind Your Church Regularly Of The Vision
Place a printed statement of your vision in the church foyer and around the building. Remind your members from the pulpit about the vision. Share it on your website.
Keep it at the forefront when considering major decisions considering the future of the church?
Keep the main thing the main thing. At a church, the main thing is winning souls – your vision needs to reflect this mandate.