November 14th, 2009

The Payoff of Carving Out Time for Vision

I ran into this simple but powerful post of 27-year old Sean Chandler. He is a student pastor in Round Rock, Texas that has been thinking about vision lately.

Imagine waking up one day to do leadership training and realizing that, “I had not articulated any of the basic ideas that are in my head.” (Don’t be surprised Sean as most leaders don’t.)

But why not? Sean writes:

“Its far easier too…

  • do business as usual
  • focus on weekly tasks
  • bog down in details
  • keep a system with no direction or accountability…

…than it is carve out time in your schedule to develop a vision, cast the vision, and apply that vision to every single ministry, program, responsibility, and volunteer in your organization.

Well, it’s easier in the short run. In the long wrong it leads to more work, discouragement, confusion, volunteer problems, and lack of results.

Vision requires intentionality, but the payoff is efficiency, momentum, inspiration, etc.

Great thoughts Sean- every word you chose packs a punch. Read his full post here.

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