God Dreams

12 Vision Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church's Future
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Is your team excited about the next big dream for your church? You are a visionary leader and your church probably has a vision statement. Yet most churches are stuck in a trap of generic communication without a truly visionary plan. Just like a visionary restaurant needs a more specific focus than "serving food", a visionary church needs something more than biblical generalizations like "loving God, loving people" or "making disciples and serving the world". When a team doesn't share an understanding of God's next big dream, leadership grows tired, overworked by an "all things to all people" ministry approach. Too often there's no unified picture of what success looks like. People can feel uninspired and your church's programming can seem more optional than ever. Ministry without clarity is insanity.

Are you ready for a better way? In this groundbreaking work, based on Will Mancini's 15 years and over 10,000 hours of church team facilitation, God Dreams reveals a simple and powerful planning method that will bring energy and focus to your church like never before. First, God Dreams shows how to reclaim the role of long-range vision today by providing 12 vision templates, each with biblical, historical, and contemporary illustrations. These vision starters will dramatically accelerate your team's ability to find complete agreement regarding your church's future. Second, God Dreams explains how to overcome the fruitless planning efforts that many church teams experience. With a tool called the Horizon Storyline, leaders can connect short-term action steps with the long-range dream, while leveraging the power of storytelling to make the plan "stick". This tool will galvanize a diverse team of ministry leaders and volunteers with unprecedented enthusiasm. Imagine leading with a refreshed sense of freedom and confidence, with a totally new way to inspire your church. Imagine the ability to harness the energy and resources of your people towards a specific dream of gospel impact, in your church and in your lifetime. God Dreams is your passport to leading into a better future.

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Very helpful structure for churches

This book is very good at helping leaders develop vision statements that lead to plans. The reader is very good also.

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A GREAT TOOL along with Church Unique

This book is a great tool, coupled first with Church Unique. As a Pastor of a smaller congregation, there is some adapting that needs to take place to make this work for us. I think that is natural anywhere. The reality, though, is what Will Mancini presents in Church Unique and then here in God Dreams is universally applicable to churches throughout the world!

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Not for me

As a small church Leaders with aging congregations, not inspired by the content of this book.

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Must read for church leaders

I wish I would have read this book 30 years ago instead of trying to make other people's vision try to fit my vision. This is incredibly helpful and practical!