Will Mancini writes: I was recently dialoguing with a very successful pastor about the ten-year vision horizon of the large church he pastors. He made a striking comment. â€œI donâ€™t want to coast on original vision.â€ It made me wonder, how do you know if you might be coasting on a vision that â€œused to be?â€
- You use adjectives that position the vision as historical: original, founding, previous, last season, former chapter, etc.
- You have increasing realization of how far you God has taken your ministry in the last five or ten years.
- You actually feel less excited about a the ideals, aspirations, or pictures of the future you used to have.
- People around you express ask more questions about the future and show increasing curiosity for things like clarity.