Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Communicating the vision to others

In yesterday's post, I reflected on the process of discovering a vision for the area that you lead in. Communicating that vision in a way that others can grasp and catch is the next part of the process. I don't have much in the way of experience with this. Over the coming weekend, I will be sharing with my team. My hope is that the passion I feel for this vision will transmit in my words. I am trusting that God will be preparing hearts and ignite the vision within them as He has in me. This process is made easier when I know that the team is already passionate about what we do.

Clarity in my own mind is needed to communicate the vision clearly. I have researched definitions, sought the right words and written down notes on what I want to say. I am feeling confident in being able to bring an understanding of what God has laid on my heart. I have the "umbrella" of the vision for our ministry for the next season.

There is much that still needs to be fleshed out as we begin to implement strategies and plan for events next year. My desire is for the team to be a large part of this process. This allows it to be more fully their vision. I need the whole team contributing their unique perspectives, abilities and vision to succeed in driving our ministry forward. I am looking forward to discussing plans and the vision with my team.

The challenge moving forward will be holding this vision myself and keeping it at the forefront of my team's focus over the whole year. Several leadership teachers use the term "vision leaks". It is human nature to get caught up in our everyday lives and lose that first passion and momentum. It will be my responsibility to keep coming back to what God has placed on my heart and reminding my team of this. Maybe I need to "write it on my walls" where I will see it in my daily life.

I would love to hear how you have communicated your vision to others under your leadership. How have you kept the vision fresh in your own and your team's minds?

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