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Vision

Your eyes are open, but can you see? Can you see the truth? Can you see the vision God has for you, your Family, or this church? In this series we are going create clarity through the word of God to help you focus on God’s plan this year!

VISION // WEEK 1


Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)


What is the value of vision?

Vision creates hope and purpose.


Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)


Clarity comes when you create a mission to accomplish the vision.


“Great Ideas don’t move mountains, bulldozer’s do” - Peter Drucker


Mission gives structure to Vision. Imagine life with no maps or GPS .


Clarity begins with a renewed mindset.


Romans 8:5-8 (NIV)


How do you govern your mind?


Colossians 3:2-3 (NIV)


The Principle here is “What you focus on expands”


Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)


A renewed mindset forces us to look at our priorities.


Mission brings focus to a higher meaning of life.


Nehemiah 6:3 (NKJV)


Our vision is to spread God's love all across the world by planting churches that plant churches.

Our mission is to become disciples that make disciples of Christ.


What is the path to become disciples that make disciples of Christ?


Let's look at the first part: Becoming A Disciple


Connect > to Christ

Matthew 22:37-40 (NLT)

salvation, Bible, prayer, Connect You


Connect > to the Body of Christ

Hebrews 10:23-25 (NLT)

groups, serving, fellowship, Connect You

VISION // WEEK 2


Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)


What is the value of Vision?

Vision creates hope and purpose.

 

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

 

Mission gives structure to vision.

Intentional Growth (irony of growth is that it is active in one way or another, you can not simply sit idle and think that you remain the same.)

 

If you not growing you shrinking.

 

Proverbs 13:4 (NLT), Colossians 3:23 (NLT), Proverbs 10:4 (NLT)

 

Stages of Growth

 

Our vision is to spread God's love all across the world by planting churches that plant churches.

Our mission is to Become Disciples that make Disciples of Christ. 

 

Connect >> to Christ

Matthew 22:37-40

salvation, bible, prayer, Connect You


Connect >> to the Body of Christ

Hebrews 10:23-25 

groups, serving, fellowship, Connect You

 

The second step in becoming a disciple that makes disciples for Christ, is Growth.

 

Grow >> in a deeper relationship with God

Matthew 6:33 (NLT)

Book Study, concordance, commentary, Grow Class

 

Grow >> up through accountability

Proverbs 27:17 (NLT)

Paid, friend, coach, counselor, Grow Class

 

Grow >> out through the mission of Christ

Luke 14:23 (NLT)

Live out loud, light shines in darkness, outward focused, outreaches 

WEEK 3 // VISION


Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)


What is the value of Vision?

Vision creates hope and purpose.


Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)


Mission gives structure to vision.


Our vision is to spread God's love all across the world by planting churches that plant churches.

Our mission is to Become Disciples that make Disciples of Christ.


The path is to Connect // Grow // Partner // Lead


What does it mean to Partner?


Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NLT)


Principle of Added Value

Are you Consumer or a Contributor?


Give a man a fish


Acts 2:42-47 (NLT)


When you partner together, your language shifts from "Your Church" to "Our Church".


What does Partnering look like here at The Crossing?


Partner in >>


1. Vision/Mission and Values

Planting Churches // Becoming Disciples

Spirit Led // Excellence // Honesty // Everybody’s Somebody // Family // Stewardship // Bible Based // Outward Focused


2. Serving

Mark 10:45 (NLT), Galatians 5:13 (NLT)


3. Giving

Summed up in three step strategy


Give first

Giving first honors God. If there is anything that you want God to bless in your life, then you put Him first in it. Marriage? Put God first. Singleness? Put God first. Do you want God to bless your finances? Put Him first. Anytime you receive income,

you give first to God to acknowledge where it came from. The most common word in the Bible for giving is the word tithe. Tithe simply means a tenth or 10 percent. Giving the first 10% of our income to God is a spiritual discipline that reminds us

that everything we have ultimately comes from Him. Malachi 3:10 (NLT), 1 Timothy 6:6-10 (NLT)


Save second

Saving second builds wealth. There is nothing wrong or sinful about acquiring wealth. We are to love people and use money. If you love money, then you tend to use people (giving first protects against this). Saving second prepares you for the

future and allows operating from a position of strength in providing for you, your family, as well as others in need.


Live on the rest

Living on the rest teaches contentment. 1 Timothy 6:6 says, “…godliness with contentment is great gain”. Many people think that “more money” would be the great gain. However, the secret to financial freedom is not earning more, but

wanting less. Giving first and saving second teaches us contentment and provides financial peace instead of stress.


By partnering, you shift from being an observer to a participant. (consumer to a contributor > buying in > ownership, responsibility)

WEEK 4 // VISION

 

Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)


What is the value of Vision?

Vision creates hope and purpose.

 

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

 

Mission gives structure to vision.

How do you find your vision/mission?

 

Our vision is to spread God's love all across the world by planting churches that plant churches.

Our mission is to Become Disciples that make Disciples of Christ.


The path is to Connect // Grow // Partner // Lead

 

He who thinks he leads, but has no followers is only taking a long walk. - John Maxwell


Matthew 20:25-28 (NLT)


Leadership Principles from the Life of Jesus


1. Jesus humbled himself and allowed God to lift him up.

Philippians 2:5-11 (NLT)

Challenge: Narcissism/Selfie generation.

 

2. Jesus followed God’s will, rather than seeking a position.

John 6:38 (NLT); John 4:34 (NLT)

Challenge: Jockeying for position.


3. Jesus defined greatness as being a servant.

Mark 9:33-37 (NLT)

Challenge: Servant leadership.


4. Jesus took risks to serve others because He knew whose He was.

John 13:3 (NLT);1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT); Romans 8:17 (NLT)

Challenge: Identity crisis.

 

5. Jesus stepped down from the head table to serve the needs of others.

John 13:4-5 (NLT)

Challenge: Comfort zone.


6. Jesus shared responsibility and authority with those he called to lead.

Luke 9:1-2 (NLT)

Challenge: Too much skin in the game.

 

7. Jesus built a team to carry out the vision worldwide.

  Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)

Challenge: Buy in.

WEEK 5 // VISION

 

Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)


What is the value of Vision?

Vision creates hope and purpose.

 

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

 

Mission gives structure to vision.

How do you find your vision/mission?

 

Our vision is to spread God's love all across the world by planting churches that plant churches.

Our mission is to Become Disciples that make Disciples of Christ.


The path is to Connect // Grow // Partner // Lead


Acts of the Apostles2:42-47 (NLY)