“Without a vision the people perish.” So says the well known verse from Proverbs.
We will die without vision. Churches all over the western world are dying and closing daily for that very reason.
But what, you ask, is vision?
A few years ago, I got so tired of hearing about the need for vision statements, I collected a variety of those statements from a number of large churches across the United States. Most of them had without doubt spent a small fortune on consultants to develop them. And not surprisingly, they were all virtually the same. Maybe the same consultants had done the rounds!