My favourite thing…vision.
I think if I could not spend time dreaming then life would be stifled, boring. Vision helps me keep creative, helps with maintaining some freshness, it has no boundaries. Been thinking about how a simple vision can make such a huge difference.
Jesus’ vision was simple…I will build my Church.
That is an incredibly powerful vision. It certainly gets you imagining what could be…especially with God on your side. The Church is such an amazing organisation, full of so many different people, all at different stages in their walk with God, each carrying various expectations of what God can do in their life and dealing with an abundance of issues both good and bad every day!! Thank God that God said He would build it!!
That vision certainly fits on the front of a t-shirt.
It’s a vision that changed the world. A simple vision, easy to understand and get behind. 12 ordinary men took it on and look what they did (with a little help from the Holy Spirit).
Jesus’ vision is simple and visual.
Just take a moment and think about Church and what you would love your Church to become. Visual is important. It helps establish the vision in the hearts and minds of those who come. People like to know how everything fits together.
As a Pastor this is important to me…if people cannot see their place it can become hard for them to feel that they fit, which could mean they are more likely to only visit and not stay. A visual vision is more powerful than words, it captures the imagination, it breeds confidence, it shows someone the possible progress and how the Church desire to help them do that.
Xcel Church makes it simple for people to belong, even if they don’t believe. I’m certain that this is the Jesus way of doing things, after all, He was accepting of everyone.
Love God…get connected every Sunday, discover God for the first time at Aycliffe, Darlington or Durham through great worship and life-giving word
Love People…become part of a Small Group, meet new people, dig deeper into God with like-minded people on the same journey as you
Love Others…serve, in Church and in the Community and get involved in a cause bigger than you
Is that too simple? Have I made it as easy as 1,2,3…hope you can see where you fit and what could be next. A vision like that is worth giving everything for and in my opinion should always be easy to grasp hold of.
[What do you think? Is Church simple or complex?]