Vision is a very important word today. It’s a word frequently used by Statesmen, Businessmen, Religious Leaders, etc. Vision is so important it has become a word people abuse and throws around in vain. The bible says without vision the people perish, (Proverbs 29:18). Why is vision so important? In this blog post, I want to share with you 5 reasons why vision is important in Christian Ministry.
1. Vision Maintains the Order
Vision brings order into ministry because each and every member contributes towards a common goal. When the leadership doesn’t have a clear vision others start doing whatever seems right in their own sight. It breeds disorder and confusion in the local body.
2. Vision Boosts Growth
One of the remarkable paradoxes of Christianity is that we nourish ourselves as we serve others. The serving Christian is a growing Christian (qualitative growth). The serving church is a growing church (quantitative growth). The vision calls people for service. Where there’s no vision people become idle, selfish, self-feeding, parasitic consumers.
3. Vision Protects the Unity
Someone said “Team” means “Together Everyone Achieves More” – When there are vision people work as a team to achieve that vision. Where there’s no vision each individual believes what he or she is doing is more important than what the other person is doing. Such beliefs breed competition, conflicts, and divisions in the local church.
4. Vision Boosts Productivity
Vision helps the leader to focus the resources. It makes keeping tabs on the progress so much easier. Some leaders are very busy in ministry but hardly accomplish anything at all because they don’t have a vision. They keep shooting in the dark. It’s a waste of energy and resources. It results in unnecessary burnout, frustration, disappointment, and anger.
5. Vision Creates Momentum
Visionary leaders create momentum in ministry because the vision itself motivates people to passionately move forward to achieve that vision. When people move the entire ministry picks up the momentum and begins to move forward.
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