Want to learn the secrets to church renewal and transformation?
Church renewal and transformation begins when the vision a congregation has for itself is consistent with Christ’s vision for His Church. When a congregation of believers is able to say with one voice, "Being true and obedient to Christ’s vision for His Church is our highest priority," many issues simply disappear and problems become manageable.
Every congregation in every generation must strive to keep their vision consistent with Christ’s vision for His Church.
Congregations want to be true to Christ’s vision for His Church. Generally it is a number of little things, that over time result in a congregation’s vision drifting from Christ’s own vision. Just the narrowing of a few definitions can have a devastating impact. Frequently we see that congregations have dramatically narrowed the definitions of important words such as: love, making disciples, others, sacrifice, obedience and more. As the definitions of key words and thoughts from Jesus’ teaching narrow, so does the vision and ministry of a congregation.
Every congregation must be committed to maintaining and implementing Christ’s vision for His Church. Whether a congregation is large or small, rich or poor, vital or struggling they must be intentional and vigilant in their efforts to share Christ’s vision.
This is where church renewal and transformation begins. Christ’s vision for His Church is the foundation upon which all congregations and ministries are built. Every congregation can benefit from taking some time to refocus their vision to be sure that it is truly consistent with Christ's vision. There is power and amazing insight for congregations and individuals when they are truly one with Christ in ministry.