2012 is a significant year for the whole of the UK. The olympics games is coming and bringing with it representatives from every country. Dave Gilpin outlines what he sees for Hope City Church in such a significant year. He underlines it with the fact that all plans and dreams require steps. They don’t just happen. This is our plan and now we are taking steps to see it come to pass…
When things are financially tight in church life, or even in your personal life, it could be a sign that you’re actually smack bang in the middle of God’s will. Sometimes we just need a jolt. Our propensity for routine and familiarity slowly leads us away from noticing changes in season and changes in the mind of the Holy Spirit. When forced to really hear what the Spirit is saying we finally wake up and move out into new territory in God.
There is a rule that churches and their leaders are constantly trying to break – it’s the 80/20 rule. Good luck! I believe that it’s a universal rule and has never been broken in business, colleges or voluntary organisations anywhere in the world – ever! And it’s not about to be broken now by you!
The central aim of every leader isn’t just to get vision, but to transfer the vision to the hearts of the people. If the leader’s vision becomes every person’s vision, the achievement levels will break all records. Vision creation is vital, but vision transfer is essential.
If someone asked you what the vision of your church is, would you reply with goals and statistics, or with the type of person you’re looking to see emerge? Dave Gilpin investigates the pressures leaders are under to fabricate vision in order to fulfil the profile of a ‘visionary’ leader.