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I recently read Andy Stanely’s new book, Making Vision Stick. It will take you roughly 30 minutes to read but a lifetime to master.

The basic premise of the albeit brief book is that leadership is responsible to clearly communicate the vision of the organization with “stickiness.” “Stickiness” is what I call the “Got It” factor. It’s as if the proverbial light bulb goes off in their mind and they begin to understand what our church is all about.

Of course, there is a tendency over time to lose the adhesiveness of your vision. That is why we as leaders need to constantly be casting vision.

This is accomplished in 5 steps:

1) State the vision simply.

2) Cast the vision convincingly.

3) Repeat the vision regularly.

4) Celebrate the vision systematically.

5) Embrace the vision personally.

The vision of your church is sacred. It’s what God has uniquely called and gifted you to accomplish in your part of the Kingdom. If you can’t summarize your vision in one sentence perhaps you need to spend some time in prayer and ask God for clarity. Stanley says, “If your vision is unclear to you it will never be clear to the people in your organization.”

I can’t think of a better time of year to pray and seek God for His vision for your church. Then begin to plan out systematically through your all-church ministry calendar and preaching calendar different teaching points and ministry events that will make your vision stick.

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