Vision

dove only with color 200A church often develops by a process of growth and change.  Part of that evolution is the vision of the church, which is continuing to develop to meet the needs of people.

It could be said that vision is the lifeblood of the church.  Proverbs 29:18 says that without a vision, my people perish.  It provides purpose and direction for the believer.  Amos 3:3 also says, “How can two walk together unless they be agreed?”  Vision provides unity through agreement.  Habakkuk 2:2 says “…Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it.”  Writing the vision down and keeping it before our eyes provides motivation to go on to do the will of God.

The cornerstone truth of building a vision into reality is to realize that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it (Psm. 127:1).  The Lord is that Chief Cornerstone (I Peter 2:6,    Eph. 2:20).  He becomes the architect and we are co-laborers with Him.  Our vision is “Fulfillment through:  Foundation, Fellowship and Furtherance of the Gospel.

 Building A Vision…..Into a Reality

 Foundation . . . . . .Believing

 It helps lead a believer to overcome the storms and cares of life (Luke 6:45-49) and provides a solid base to grow into spiritual maturity.

 Fellowship . . . . . .Belonging

It is a source of strength in the life of the believer.  Fellowship begins with a personal relationship with the Lord and extends as an outflow to other people, “equipping the saints for the work of the ministry for the building up of the body of Christ.”  (Eph. 4:12)

 Furtherance of the Gospel . . . . . .Compassion

 When we embrace the Great Commission as part of our lives, it adds a real sense of purpose and motivates the believer to do the will of God.  Our goal is to impart the Gospel in the heart of the believer to be a testimony and to share his testimony.  (Mark 16:15-18)