The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing
I believe that the mission of the Church, i.e., the body of Christ, regardless of denomination, size, or location, is to share the Gospel effectively in our respective communities and beyond — and to love our neighbors as ourselves (James 2:8).
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” —Acts 1:8
“What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” —James 2:14-17
To do this effectively, we need a vision. If we don’t know where we’re going, or precisely what we’re trying to accomplish, we’ll not only never get there, but we’ll waste valuable time and resources wandering around in the Desert of Inertia, or the Valley of Mediocrity, doing the same old things in the same old ways and wondering why we’re not making a difference. I believe the Bible has something to say about that … Moses, Israelites, fear of the unknown!
If we move forward with a clear vision of where we want to go and what we want to accomplish, we’ll need an effective strategy to guide our journey. A strategy generally involves setting specific goals and priorities, determining the actions required to achieve those goals (tactics), and mobilizing resources to execute the actions. A strategy describes how the ends (goals) will be achieved by the means (resources).
Sounds complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. I can help you develop a clear vision and an effective strategy to help you achieve your objectives. “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” —Proverbs 15:22
Please let me know how I can help.