A Relatable Vision
A vision statement is a clearer understanding of unique struggles with faith and obedience, a clearer understanding of the solutions the Lord consistently brought to those struggles, and where we see those themes of struggle and solution in the Scriptures.
A good vision statement will focus our leaders and their ladies on specific types of ministries for local needs. When we articulate a good vision statement that addresses local unique needs and God’s consistent solutions, it will also free us to formulate a related theme and graphics to advertise related Bible studies from those Scripture passages, programs on sub-themes within that vision, and other practical ministries toward that vision. If the vision statement is too general or broad, then our focus, others’ interest, and all results will likely be diluted.
Psalm 62:1-2 – “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”
Vision Statement: “Finding rest in your wilderness by trusting God and His Word.”
Colossians 2:2 – “My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,…”
Vision Statement: “Finding God and your tribe while wandering in the wilderness.”
Isaiah 26:3-4 – “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”
Vision Statement: “Finding His rest from wandering in the wilderness.”
John 15:4 – “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.”
Vision Statement: “To glorify God in all seasons and circumstances through intentional unification with Christ the Vine.”
Matt 11:28-30 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Vision Statement: “Resting in relationship”
Jeremiah 31:2-3 – “This is what the Lord says: “The people who survive the sword will find favor in the wilderness; I will come to give rest to Israel.” The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
Vision Statement: “Resting in the word when wilderness wandering is tempting.”