Mancini opened with an example of how we all use the vision frame. He referenced a worship leader who claimed to not understand the vision frame. However, after a few questions and some conversation, it became clear that the worship leader in question was naturally assessing his ministry through a frame without even knowing it. Here’s the session…
DEVELOP YOUR VISION FRAME
The vision frame should be:
“What are we doing?”/Mandate
- If your vision isn’t carry-able (memorable,) then it’s not worth anything
- Mission is Question Zero – if your mission isn’t clear, you’re never going to succeed.
- Clarity is all about singularity
- “Mission is a compass. Vision is a travel brochure”
“Why are we doing it?” / Motive
- Don’t have too many values in your mission. (Stay under 6!)
- Values are springboards for daily action. (Values are the shared convictions that guide our actions and reveal our strengths.)
- Values are not restating doctrinal statements. Values model the doctrine.
- You can justify competing pictures underneath a broad value.
- MISSION > VALUES > PROCESS
“How are we doing it?” / Map
- Draw a picture of your strategy
- Ask yourself this: “How many weekly ministry engagements does your church expect to communicate vision?”
- STRATEGY: More Is More (More than three weekly engagements compete with life space.)
- STRATEGY: Less Is More (Two to three than can gradually integrate with every day life space.) Churches operates on some assumption that a person needs __________to fully live out the Christian life.
- STRATEGY: To Be Is More (One event in the church dynamic, all the others operate and live within every day life space.)