As a pastor what should my vision be?
Where there is no vision …
Does a vision really lead to church growth?
Many years ago, I read from David Yonggi Cho’s magazine about how it was important to have a vision and a dream for church growth. I never understood why and how a vision was necessary for church growth.
Dr David Yongi Cho, the pastor of the largest church in the world and propagator of the concept of church growth, said something else that I did not understand. He said, “Your vision makes you. You do not make your vision.” I also did not understand this. Honestly, I assumed that the subject “having a vision” was always mentioned as a standard opening point for all teachings on leadership. As I listened to people teaching about the importance of having a vision, writing down goals, I still did not understand how it brought about church growth.
Every pastor who attended church growth conferences seemed full of visions and desires for church growth.
I thought to myself, “But all pastors have a desire for their churches to grow, but their churches still do not grow. If it were desires and visions that led to church growth, then every church would be a big church!”