by Kevin Litchfield
I have been reading a book lately called Church Unique by Will Mancini. One section jumped out at me. I believe it is one of our deepest traps among churches and leaders. The trap of copying other leaders or churches instead of leading in a way that is Unique to your church and ministry. listen to what he says: “Leaders in the vortex of the ‘VISION VACUUM’ clamor for the right tools, programs, and resources to propel their church forward… The result is massive cloning and a glut of photocopied vision in the body of Christ…” Mancini says though there is a better way. A better way of leadership includes the discipline of careful observation and vibrant imagination, and demanding collaboration that forges a UNIQUE VISION based on what God is uniquely doing in each church’s unique context… Until leaders not only embrace uniqueness but celebrate and leverage it, they will miss out on God’s best for their ministry. The answer is having a vision that oozes, that is original, organic, zeroed in, and extravagant. When leaders start thinking clearly, engaging locally, focusing redemptively, and risking boldly, their church becomes an unstoppable force and an irresistible influence.”
May we be Kingdom people who seek the eyes and ears of Jesus..
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need” (Matthew 6:33, NLT)