How to host a great Vision Sunday

Paul & Nathan discuss how to host a great Vision Sunday



Why host a vision Sunday? 

  1. A Vision Sunday is an opportunity to clarify your vision - Habakkuk 2;2 “Write the vision make it plain.”
  • State it simply 
  • Cast it convincingly 
  • Repeat it regularly 
  • Celebrate it systematically 
  • Embrace it personally 
  • Vision Leaks “A mental picture of what could be, fuelled by the conviction that it should be.” Andy Stanley 


  1. It’s an opportunity to re-emphasise your mission - 
  • mission = what you do to see your vision fulfilled 
  • Clarify the win... we win when  


  1. Further establish Culture


  1. No vision leads to division or die vision - “Without a vision the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18 


  1. A vision gives people something to run with - “Write the vision; make it he who reads it may run with it.” Habakkuk 2:2 purpose... “we are creators of meaning” 


  1. Vision stirs faith and encourages a progress mindset  
  • “Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith.” Philippians 1:25 ... 
  • Vision is not more of the same it’s seeing the unseen (Heb 11:1) 


  1. VISION INCREASES UNITY - people come together behind a vision 


  1. Vision accelerates devotion - “Without a vision people are unrestrained.” Proverbs 28:18  


  1. Vision involves a lot of people - Collaboration is the key 



  1. Vision doesn’t change 
  2. It can feel false when you sense a lack of momentum 
  3. To do it well takes planning, preparation and effort 



  1. Pick a date and start planning 
  2. Focus on what is in the Senior Pastors heart
  3. Strategically build momentum 
  4. Give thanks for what God has done
  5. Include something the Church doesn’t know
  6. Turn your Vision Sunday message into other content like a series of small group studies
  7. Give people something to take away
  8. Tell stories
  9. Keep the vision alive
  10. Involve lots of people
  11. Make a clear call for commitment
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