As a Pastor, called by God into ministry, I have been given a vision to fulfill God’s purpose in the Body of Christ. Ephesians 4:8-12 states, “He gave gifts unto men for the perfecting of the saints and edifying of the Body of Christ . . .”
What Nee Nee and I are doing is clearly writing the vision for this ministry so the partners will know it, and it will be established in their hearts. With understanding and purpose, we will fulfill the charge that God has given us.
The vision that God has given us, is to first teach and develop a “The Word Church” who in turn teach it to others as the congregation grows. Secondly, God has given us a specific geographic area. Our plans are to provide a spiritual, social, and economical structure to that area, so we will be able to meet the needs of the whole man. The vision consists of a great sanctuary to meet all needs, recreational facilities, life skill training, GED program, a battered woman’s home, come off the streets program, and much more.
Habakkuk, whose name means “Embracer”, was instructed to write the vision so all who read it would know that the answer to all of their problems was in the vision. We embrace the Word that the Lord has given us and we are acting on His Word. The Vision is the Answer! Proverbs 29:18 states very clearly that without a vision, you can forget it because, “. . . the people will perish.”
Isaiah 46:10 reads, “Declaring the end from the beginning . . . ” Our job is to clearly explain the purpose, goals, objectives, strategies, and plan of action, to successfully bring forth The Vision. Without goals, progress is haphazard, uncharted, and difficult to measure in accountability. Purpose and motivation are fed by goals. Objectives equal direction and will help us to see where we are going. They are essential to the goals, and consistent with the purpose and vision of the ministry.