Multi-Level Vision Casting
Updated: Apr 3, 2019
Pastor Keith Hodges, from Liberty Church in Alabama, shares with us why we need to cast vision on multiple levels:
Mark 10:32, “They were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were fearful. And again He took the twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him…”
Jesus takes the twelve aside and begins to share with them things that He doesn’t share with the entire congregation. The Gospel goes on to tell us that out of the twelve, there were three that Jesus took even deeper into a place of intimacy and communion that He didn’t share with the other nine. As a leader, one of the things we are going to have to do as we cast vision is to do so on multiple levels.
Multi-Level Vision Casting Principle: The WHO determines the WHAT, and the WHY never changes.
The why never changes; it always stays the same. Whether you are talking to elders, your congregation, your leadership—the why always stays the same. But who you are talking to determines what you share.
Pastor to Congregation: Share direction, destination, desired results, and opportunities for the congregation to get involved in what God is doing.
Pastor to Leadership Team: Share direction, destination, desired results, but go beyond opportunity. With your leaders, cast vision and share responsibility and expectations. These are the people who are in the inner circle. These are the people who are going to help you implement the processes that have to happen to fulfill what God has called you to, and who will take your church into the place that God has called you to go.
As leaders, we should always drip vision. Everything you do and say should be seasoned with vision. Your emails. Your text messages. Every form of communication that you share should communicate vision.
Remember: The WHO determines the WHAT, and the WHY never changes.