Ever wish you had paid more attention in seminary? Struggling with preparing a sermon? GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins wants to help pastors with useful resources to help them as they serve the Lord.
With more than a quarter century of pastoral leadership, Hawkins makes available some of his most popular sermon outlines for pastors, Sunday school teachers and other Bible study leaders. These free resources can help you as you prepare your sermon or lesson each week.
Vision is vital no matter what our lot in life. God’s vision for the church will do five things.
I. Vision brings definition
When we truly capture the vision for what God wants the church to be, it serves to define our task.
II. Vision brings design
Understanding God's vision for the church helps to design how the church will minister.
III. Vision brings dynamic
God's vision for the church brings a sense of conquest to the work of the ministry.
IV. Vision bring direction
God's vision for the church provides a new sense of purpose and direction.
V. Vision brings dependence
God's vision for the church should be so God-sized that there is no way to accomplish the vision unless God intervenes.
God sees us and our church not so much for what we are but what we could be if we receive His vision for the work of ministry.
For a more detailed exposition on Vision, please see chapter five of The Pastor’s Guide to Leading and Living by O.S. Hawkins.