Got Vision? 3 Steps to Formation..
Years ago, I wrote a book called Pastorpreneur. That book was designed to help pastors and marketplace leaders think entrepreneurially for the glory of God. Pastors and Christian business people alike have asked me, “What does it take to think like a pastorpreneur?” In the book I wrote, I spend a chapter describing the process of getting God’s vision for a pastorpreneur outreach in a local community. Here, in short form, are the three steps necessary to think like a pastorpreneur...
1) Grip God’s calling on your life. This is a key step where you drill down deep and ask the fundamental life question (which I think you ask at MANY times in your life), “God…what did you make me to do? What is the purpose of my life and how should I use my life to bring glory to you?”.
2) Grasp the needs of your community. This is really the “missionary” question. What are the needs and opportunities for impact that exist in your community? How can you reach people for the glory of God? What is your “assignment” within the Body of Christ in your community. God is not likely asking you to replicate what already exists in other ministries in your town.
3) Mobilize the Gifts of your team. This is the team leadership question. Who has God uniquely assigned to your team? What creative strategies can you unleash to pull from your team their highest and best for the sake of impacting others for God? What is the creative Kingdom capacity that exists within the gifts and calling of your team?
If you are a Pastor, this thinking process should be bathed in prayer, shared with key leaders and become a fundamental part of your heart preparation for pastorpreneur ministry. If you are a Business leader, the process is much the same and will form the template for your strategic plan to leverage your business acumen into a Kingdom tool that God can use for His glory!