Vision 101: How to cast (or re-cast) your vision

Ronnie Floyd has some great tips on communicating and casting vision.

Every once in a while, leaders need to step back and take a look at how they’re doing communicating vision.

I think you’ll find this useful as you re-evaluate how you’re doing:

When you are casting vision, I think you need to filter it by ensuring the vision is:

Clear

Clarity around a vision is imperative. As the communicator, you have to be clear about your understanding of it. This is why writing the vision is also imperative. This written documentation is what you will return to again and again. Through a meticulous process, you learn how to communicate the vision clearly. When the vision is clear to you, you are more able to clearly communicate it to others.

Whether you are communicating the vision of the church or the vision for a new initiative, ensure you do so with absolute clarity. It is not about how much you share, but you must share enough for people to have complete clarity. Therefore, when you cast vision to God’s people, be sure it is clear.

Concrete

I think having a concrete vision means that you have a vision that is real and tangible. It is not about using language that no one understands or trying to impress others with great and extensive content. It is a vision that people can touch, feel, and become engaged in personally.

Pastors seem to spiritualize issues. We cannot always spiritualize an initiative and have it received by the people. We have to know God wants us to do it, even have it confirmed from His Word; however, we have to communicate the vision in a believable and tangible manner. Therefore, when casting a vision, be clear and concrete.

Concise

In today’s world it is really true: less is more. This is especially true when we cast a vision. It needs to be concise. It needs to be brief, free of too many details.

Read all of Ronnie’s thoughts here.

What part of casting vision do you find the most difficult or intimidating?

Todd

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