Third, if the vision doesn’t connect with them, they know this isn’t the church for them.
I believe wholeheartedly in our vision and mission, but I also know it isn’t for everyone. Of course I want people to connect and find their home at my church, but more than that, I want people to connect and find a home somewhere. And in order to do that, they have to resonate with the vision.
If the vision and mission of our church doesn’t resonate with them, it doesn’t do them any good, or us any good, for them to stick around. Both parties will end up disappointed, and the community can’t thrive in the long run.
So what I love to do for these people is help them find a community where they will be able to connect.
It is not easy to discover your vision personally, or for your community, and it’s even more difficult to communicate it to others. But the more clearly you can communicate your vision, the easier it is for your community to thrive, and for the people in it to thrive as well.
What is your vision? How do you communicate it?