Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture by Will Mancini

By Will Mancini

Written through church advisor Will Mancini?n specialist on a brand new type of visioning strategy to aid church buildings enhance a stunningly distinct version of ministry that results in redemptive move. He publications church buildings clear of an inner concentration to stress participation of their group and surrounding tradition. during this very important ebook, Mancini bargains an procedure for rethinking what it ability to steer with readability as a visionary. Mancini explains that every church has a tradition that displays its specific values, strategies, attitudes, and activities and indicates how church leaders can free up their church's person DNA and unharness their congregation's specific strength.

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The image of sliding backward, unaware of the demise, is a fitting one for church leaders who pursue strategic planning. While attempting to step ahead and bring the church to a new level of effectiveness, they are really slipping backward and making it harder to win. The strategic plan may actually obscure the concept of Church Unique and fail to guide the church to a better future. indd 17 2/1/08 2:29:00 PM 18 c h u rc h u niq ue A pastor friend once told me that the fastest way to get out of a hole is to stop digging.

Just like the person of Jesus, the local church as the body of Christ must understand what it is created and called to do. Jesus exercised tremendous discernment to know and courage to go where God was directing. Local church leaders must go and do likewise, carefully differentiating the voice of God from the squeaky wheels of unmet needs. It is interesting to note that a church mired in this thinkhole works best when there is a crisis, because the crisis itself imparts an amazing (and often unprecedented) sense of clarity and unity around an obvious need.

In the race to be relevant, it’s all too possible to miss the deeper essence that God wants to nurture. The irony is that this cultural whirlpool is actually an addiction to new thinking. Current conference offerings that come to mind with this temptation are Fellowship Church’s annual C3 Conference on creativity and a new Buzz Conference hosted by National Community Church. indd 13 2/1/08 2:26:22 PM 14 c h u rc h u niq ue the church to be creative and I love the cultural savvy of “buzzmakers” such as Ed Young Jr.

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