Ready to Start 2: A Compelling Vision

Over a few weeks I thought I’d share what I consider to be the six critical things you need before you start your church. Here’s one:

You are not ready to start a church until you have a clear vision that burns in you and compels others. I’m dead serious. If your vision is hazy, your team will get lazy. If your vision is dim, your results will be slim. If your vision is boring, your people will be snoring. (Etc. ad nauseum.)

You must have a vision that answers questions like, “Why is starting this church necessary?” and “Where are we going?” and “What will be distinctive about this church?” and “How will we know if we’re effectively achieving the mission?” Without a compelling vision, you’re not really a church planter and should not start a new church.

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