For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
God, through Jesus Christ, has set us upon a journey of faith.
We partner with God as we are led to develop a mission that acknowledges the past, embraces the present and reaches expectantly into the future.
God has plans for us to prosper, to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). We can often miss that divine perspective in the midst of our busy lives or in challenging circumstances, yet still we are called to keep our eyes on God and help to build His Kingdom here.
Share stories about:
- A time when your congregation was most valued in your community
- How your church is currently having an impact on your community
- What you would like to see your church doing in the next 5 or 10 years.
- Your own stories and on those you have heard from others
- What it means to be good stewards of our shared vision for the church
- The ways in which the mission and work of your congregation has adapted and changed over time
- God's faithfulness and his promise to be with us into the future.
You might consider:
- Choosing a time when you walk around your community in pairs or small groups, seeing it with fresh eyes and asking God to direct your thinking
- Choosing a time when you meet together to talk about the emerging needs of your congregation and community
- Choosing a time when you meet to pray about the vision for your church's future
- Celebrating and sharing the impact of your Vision stories.
Contact your Stewardship Consultant for support and resources to support this theme.