why is ‘god given’ vision so important?

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“Vision for ministry, is a clear mental image of a preferable future, imparted by God to his chosen servants, and is based upon a an accurate understanding of God, self, and circumstances” George Barna – ‘The power of vision’. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Vision for ministry, is a clear mental image of a preferable future, imparted by God to his chosen servants, and is based upon a an accurate understanding of God, self, and circumstances

    George Barna The power of vision

  • True vision is imparted by God, to his chosen people, to better enable them to know his mind and to do his will

    George Barna The power of vision

  • Why is God given vision so important?

  • Gives us a sense of purpose

    Proverbs 29:18

  • Inspires us to action- to serve God (Romans 1:16) - to serve others (Mark 10;43)

  • Challenges our own limitations

    Luke 1:37

  • Enables change to take place more effectively

    Nehemiah 2:18

  • Literally transforms us

    Philippians 1:6

  • Glorifies God rather than us

    Romans 11:36

  • Gods vision for His church

    Matthew 28:16-20

  • Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: God authorized and commanded me to commission you:

    Matthew 28:16-20

  • Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.Matthew 28:16-20

  • Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. Ill be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.

    Matthew 28:16-20

  • Gods vision for His church

    Matthew 28:16-20

  • We exist to help people to become fully committed and equipped disciples of Jesus Christ

  • What is a disciple?

  • A disciple is someone who is entirely devoted to learning and living for Jesus

  • Following Jesus secures our true identity

  • Following Jesus re-orientates our worship

  • Following Jesus draws us into a new kind of community

  • Following Jesus unites us with a common vision

  • We exist to help people to become fully committed and equipped disciples of Jesus Christ

  • A church that worships God every day of the week

  • A church that equips you to live for Jesus where you are

  • Encouraging everyone to get involved in a appropriate small group

  • Encouraging everyone to get involved in a local community group / activity

  • A commitment to personal spiritual growth (applying what we learn)

  • Individuals who joyfully share their resources for the good of the Kingdom

  • A deep commitment to building a lasting and life-changing community that follow Jesus

  • Hearts that are sensitive to sin and wounded when we offend God

  • Learning to share our faith in natural and unforced ways in everyday life

  • People who live differently from the norm because of their faith in Christ

  • Spontaneous demonstrations of compassion towards those who are in need

  • Complete submission to the Holy Spirit in both decision making and behaviour

  • Believers who take the initiative to use their gifts and skills for the benefit of others

  • A church that projects and lives up to its image of loving God, following Jesus and serving others

  • We exist to help people to become fully committed and equipped disciples of Jesus Christ

  • Living up to our calling

    - story of the early church- heartbeat of God

  • Will you rely on God through the power of the Holy Spirit?

    We will

  • Will you commit to personal spiritual growth?

    We will

  • Will you recognise that we are in this together?

    We do

    *Crofton Baptist Church Vision Sunday