Vision: Where is the “more”?

Vision: Where is the “more”?

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” –Ephesians 2:10  You’ve read this verse before. You know God has created you with certain work in mind for you to do. He has a purpose for you...
A visionary board report?

A visionary board report?

I used my board report very strategically when I was a pastor. I would include all of the standard items: reporting on progress, celebrating successes, recognizing challenges. Then about three quarters of the way down the report, I’d slip in a throw-away line. I’d...
Catch the seashore vision

Catch the seashore vision

As a young church planter, knocking on doors in the 70s and struggling to get a new church up and running, I had a vision that has since directed the rest of my life. In my vision I was standing at the seashore in southern California. I was joined by other church...