You won’t go farther than you are today if you keep doing what you did yesterday.
Whenever I travel through a major metro area, I’m surprised and amazed at the scale of what I see.
Lights stretching far into the distance, each illuminating neighborhood businesses. Skyscrapers filled with hundreds of offices, each alive with accountants, engineers, artists, planners, and marketers. Church spires rising up to define the skyline with tributes to great religious movements past and present.
Every building, every office, every church, every factory, every restaurant – each one of these started when someone took a risk.
Someone like you.
I’m guessing those entrepreneurs, in the beginning, didn’t have all their ducks in a row. Where would the funding come from? Would the idea work? Would anyone walk in the front door on opening day? Would they have the leadership skills to navigate inevitable challenges? Would they be able to balance family, ministry and business?
And what if the idea failed? What if they put all they had on the line and . . . it didn’t work out?
Dreamers who become doers conquer their fear of the unknown. Visioneers only become pioneers when they do the hard things. As my dad still tells me when I mutter about life’s difficulties: “Dan, if it were easy, everybody would be doing it.”
But they don’t do it.
They aren’t willing to take a risk.
You have a vision, a picture in your mind about the way the future could be. You think about the church that could be built, the people who could be discipled, the poor who could be served, and the mission that could be accomplished. You think of the lives that could change, the families that could be restored, the addicts who could be set free, the souls who could be introduced to Jesus for the first time.
Your vision won’t happen if you leave your ministry on auto-pilot. It won’t happen if you do what your members or staff think is safe, traditional and comfortable. You won’t go farther than you are today if you keep doing what you did yesterday.
Perhaps you need more training, more funding, more time, or more expertise. Perhaps you know where you’d like to go, but have no realistic way to get there. Maybe you aren’t even sure you should be thinking about bold, new ideas right now.
Leadership Outreach was founded to help people like you face questions like that. Perhaps you are a pastor thinking that its time to take a big next step as a congregation, but you aren’t sure how to define it, or how to bring your people on board. Perhaps you lead a non-profit, and while you believe the impact-potential is endless, you don’t have a step-by-step plan to mobilize volunteers and inspire donors.
We’d love to help. Our team is ready to partner with you in developing and executing your strategy for growth.
Visioneering is an exciting process with many unknowns about the future. Yet, everything great begins with someone taking a risk. And a first step.
Perhaps for you, that’s today.
Call and speak with a Leadership Outreach strategist, to see how our services and coaching can help you turn your dream into actionable plans.