“The church I see…” is a vision document that a local pastor in Evansville created as he was navigating the infant stages of planting a church. This simple phrase helped him hone in on what this new church would look like. It continues to be a guiding document that he returns to over and over as he seeks God’s guidance in leading the church.
I love what he does and I wonder what our families and communities would look like if we did this very thing. If we can’t see what we want our family to represent or what our community stands for, we eventually get to where we deserve to be…that is, we get to wherever our circumstances take us when we live in a vacuum devoid of dreams and vision.
I wish I could tell you that I have a document that clearly spells out what I want my family to represent or what I want my community to look like. I don’t. I think about it a lot but it’s not written down. That changes now. Something happens when we take pen to paper and start formulating dreams and ideas.
In the following days, you will see the document I referred to above and some thoughts and ramblings of what I see in my family and in my community. I hope you are challenged and I hope that you join me in this journey!