Summary: This sermon helps pastors to look at their churches vision and see where you’re headed
UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHURCHES VISION AND DOING IT
Vision is a prophetic vision or revelation in KJV
A spiritual understanding
A word picture of where we are going
Webster says vision is The power of sight; the ability to see;
An image created in the imagination; a supernatural appearance.
I want to look at Prov. 29:18 from 2 angles
1. On vision of where we are going/who we are
2. With no revelation/understanding people perish
Let’s look at this verse in the New Living Translation
When the people do not accept divine guidance, they run
wild. But who ever obeys the law is happy. (NLT)
I) WHAT IS OUR VISION
I want you to think on this for a moment
What do you see for us as a church
Do you see the vision of our new building?
Let me encourage you drive by the land
You will see the sign future home of FBC
Dream of what God can do there
Our vision statement is
First Baptist Church exist to help believers
Grow in Christ, to reach out to the lost, to
minister to those around us, to worship God
With all our hearts and to develop strong
Families and a strong church of Christ
unified in the love.
I want you to think on this,
* Grow believers
* Win the lost
* Minister to those around us
* Worship God
* Develop strong families
* Develop strong unified church
When I went Louisville last week to the outreach conference
I was encourage to think a lot on our vision statement and
To make it known, and as I think of where we are as a church
Going into this new building campaign, I believe it’s vitally
Important to know who we are and why we exist. So today
We will walk thru our vision statement and compare with
1. Believers growing
this is in discipleship
this is in Bible teaching
this is following Thus saith the Lord
are we seeing believers growing?
2. Reaching to the lost
this is part of our mission
are we doing it?
where is the fruit?
Jesus said we would be known by our fruit
Pick up on the excitement of the youth from their conf.
3. Minister to those around us
meeting the physical/spiritual need
Jesus cares for the poor/needy/afflicted/hungry
Do we have the compassion of Jesus?
4. Worship God
worship is more than preaching/music
Isaiah 6 shows it ends with service
Have we cried out here I am send me
Again all apart of our vision
5.Build strong families
this is what will build the strong church
teach them from a baby to be in church
lets go back to God’s plan for the family
6. Build a stronger church unified in Christ
Unified to reach the lost
unified to do what it takes
just doing our vision ought to show you the need of
our new building, with reaching capacity on any average
Sunday, and we start reaching out, God will send in and
where would we go with them?
today is week one in our campaign, seeing the
need to build.
II) WITH NO VISION-PEOPLE PERISH
with vision being an open revelation and if we don’t
share it who will?
are you sharing your faith?
I Sam. 3:1 & Romans 10:14-17
I believe we need a fresh look at our vision for
With out we will focus on materialistic and people
will perish in front of us
The early church experienced growth because of Acts 2:42
What about us lets dare to be different and obedient
Dare to dream of what God can do
Dare to follow Him
And we will truly also see Ephesians 3:20-21