Andy Stanley recently shared five vision principles at the "Exponential" conference. I didn't attend the event -- but picked up these powerful insights from my blogger friend, Mark Batterson, who was there.
1) Make it simple
Boil it down to an irreducible minimum. Andy cited the One Campaign's vision statement as an example: make poverty history.Andy also shared Northpoint's vision: to create a church that unchurched people love to attend.
2) Cast it Convincingly
3) Repeat it Regularly
"Vision leaks." As your church gets larger, you need more vision and you need to share it more frequently.
4) Celebrate it Systematically
Stories do more to clarify and illustrate vision than anything else.
5) Embrace it Personally and Publicly