When I was pastoring a church in Atlanta, a friend challenged me to have a vision bigger than my current reality.
We were struggling a little bit financially (very much week to week) and to be honest, I had a bit of a stuck mindset. This friend challenged me to start dreaming and thinking about what God wanted to do in our community.
So I opened up a new Word document and named it “What We Would Do if Someone Gave us $1 Million.”
All these amazing ideas started flowing. Outreach. Church planting. Missions. I was dreaming again.
It took me back to why we helped plant this church in the first place.
Now nobody came along and gave us a $1 million. But do you know what happened? Our regular giving grew, people started buying into the vision, and our budget approached that number.
Vision made a difference. Dreaming changed my mindset.
Joe and I believe God has given you a vision for your church. Maybe it’s been buried under the tasks of ministers or covered up by board meetings. Maybe it’s gotten lost in some of the very real problems you’re facing on a daily basis.
But it’s still there.
And you know what? The vision GOD has for your church is so much greater than the vision you have for your church.God is ready to do exceedingly, abundantly, more than you could ever ask or imagine. Maybe it’s starts with dreaming.
So here’s my question for you….
What are your dreams? What do you want to see God do? Have you written it down and are you praying about it?
What kind of community ministry or outreach would you love to do? If someone came along and said, here’s $1 million or here’s $100,000 or here’s $5,000 and you’ve got to use it for community outreach, what would you do?
It’s inspiring to read all the great ideas…so many churches want to do so many amazing things. Go there now to read the ideas, up-vote your favorites, and share your own.
Next month, we’re choosing one of the ideas and writing a $5,000 check to fund it.
It’s just a small thing we want to do to help fund the vision God has given you.
Joe and I are teaching a proven fundraising system on a free webinar that’s happening in a few days. We’re going to lay out the system, and give you some simple next steps to lead a fully funded church. Reserve your spot here.
5 Financial Documents
Download these five financial documents. You'll get original files to make it easy to customize and use in your church.