WASHINGTON, DC — The Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary now offers the Discovering God’s Future for Your Church Tool Kit. Through engaging videos and exercises, this turn-key resource can help a congregation discern and implement God’s vision for its future.
Video segments presented by Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., and Dr. Ann A. Michel of the Lewis Center guide church leaders in understanding the importance of vision and discovering how their unique vision lies at the intersection of a congregation’s identity, current situation, and community context. Discovering God’s Future for Your Church outlines a planning process that guides a church in discovering clues to its vision in its history and culture, current congregational strengths and weaknesses, and the needs of its surrounding community.
“This time-tested framework for vision discernment can be used in strategic planning or in congregation-wide visioning,” says Weems.
Topics covered include: The Importance of Vision; Congregational Identity; Internal Congregational Context; External Context; and Bringing It All Together. The tool kit includes video segments, Leader’s Guides with step-by-step instructions, discussion exercises, planning tools, handouts, diagrams, worksheets, and more.
Discovering God’s Future for Your Church is available for download and on DVD/CD.
Additional information and an introductory video are available at https://www.churchleadership.com/vision.
About the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary:
The Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary is a resource for clergy, lay, and denominational leaders. Through resources, research, and teaching, the Center supports visionary spiritual leaders in addressing issues crucial to the church’s faithful and fruitful witness.