I sincerely believe that the Vision Plan God has given us for this Council is much like what he gave to his disciples, recorded in Matthew 28:19. It is a vision with a mission of Evangelism, Fellowship, Discipleship, Ministry and Worship. Increase is the theme of our mission.
In fulfilling this vision, the Council must REACH out to lost souls; CONNECT with other churches, cultures and communities; challenge pastors to GROW their congregations and net worth, teaching them to DEVELOP ministries to meet the needs of the people, and HONOR GOD with their lives.
The PLAN is to broaden our scope to narrow our search…”The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest , that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” Matt. 9:37-38 (KJV).
Souls are Hidden in Plain Sight.
“Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” John 4:34-35
Everyone, and I do mean everyone, must do the work of an Evangelist. We must get busy for Jesus now. You will be accountable to God and to your spiritual leader for what you do with the Vision God has given you for ministry.
Get up! Stand up! Make yourself Available to God. This day is the last day of your vacation, but the first day of your commitment to a New Vision with a Mission, and not without purpose.
It’s a New Day! It’s a New Season! God has called you to be a visionary. “The Visionary Christian is one who appreciates the past, lives in the present, but thinks in the future.” George Barno.”
Vision is not for those who faint. Actually the faint-hearted will not receive a vision from God. God communicates his vision only to those who have persisted in knowing him intimately. Every visionary must know, love and serve God with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength.
God’s vision will stretch you in every dimension: intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. Vision maximizes your potential. Make yourself available –be ready for immediate use.