Mathew 28:18-20 says…”18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Jesus looked at the disciples and cast vision. His vision consisted of a MISSION, STRATEGY, AND A PROMISE. It did not involve details, service times, follow-up, etc… The disciples took that vision and did something with it. They learned the art of having vision for the vision. As a leader of a team, it is not enough for you just to know the vision, but you must create vision for the vision. let me explain it in the context of ministry…. Suppose your leader tells you he/she has a vision for small groups and people being discipled. You might shrug and say, “Well how is that exactly going to happen?” I need details!!!” When will we meet? What curriculum will we use? What are the requirements for the small group leaders? How will parents stay informed? How will we train them? What is the end goal?…. the list can go on and on. But, if your leader has all the answers to your detailed questions, then He/she is now doing your job and robbing you of the beauty of seeking God and growing in your vision….. and then you become a “yes” person and stop thinking, dreaming, innovating. You don’t want that and neither does your leader. The truth is: The disciples could have said the same thing…. but they didn’t. Instead, They took the great commission (vision), got on their face and called on God and god gave them vision for the vision. We are believers today because 12 young disciples had vision for the vision. You will always earn your keep on a team when you are a leader full of vision ready to take your leaders vision where it hasn’t gone yet. Imagine your leadership team if every person at the table was like the disciples and had vision for the vision. Imagine if every person on your team took the vision where it hasn’t gone before. You may be on a team thinking. “the only way I can have vision is if I am the pastor.” That could not be further from the truth. No matter what church you are at, you are there for a reason. Stop complaining and start having vision for the vision.Be like the disciples and take your leaders vision where it hasn’t gone before!
Challenge: Stop what you are doing and ask yourself, “Do I have vision for the vision?”