The Power of Vision (2003)
Barna distinguishes mission from vision, corrects myths that prevent us from gaining God's vision, and gives steps on how to become a visionary. "Unlike the business-oriented books I have read on the topic, this book assumes your objective in life...
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Barna distinguishes mission from vision, corrects myths that prevent us from gaining God's vision, and gives steps on how to become a visionary. "Unlike the business-oriented books I have read on the topic, this book assumes your objective in life and in ministry is neither financial profit nor the attraction and adulation of large numbers of people. The assumption is that your goal is the alignment of your heart, mind and actions with God's desires and intentions for ministry." Â– George Barna.
Grasping God's vision for your ministry is definitely not an option. It is an absolute must. To minister authentically and authoritatively, you must first clarify your vision- then embrace it and make it the focus of your life's work and the heartbeat of your church. In The Power of Vision, best-selling author George Barna shows why vision is really a clear mental image of a preferable future, imparted by God to His chosen servants. The Power of Vision will help you capture and apply God's vision for your ministry. You'll learn: *how God has shared His vision throughout history *how vision differs from missions *the myths that Christian leaders have about vision *common practices and beliefs that inhibit true vision *the characteristics of godly vision *practical steps toward discovering god's unique vision for you, *ways to share and promote congregational ownership of the vision Vision is the insight God provides to instruct you and direct your path. Once you have this clear picture-from Him- of where you are headed, your chances of a successful journey are increased a thousand fold!
George Barna received a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University, worked in the Massachusetts state legislature and as a pollster and a campaign manager. George and his wife, Nancy, founded the Barna Research Group in 1984. In 2004, he re-engineered the for-profit corporation into The Barna Group, of which he is the Directing Leader. The firm analyzes American culture and creates resources and experiences designed to facilitate moral and spiritual transformation.Located in Ventura, California, The Barna Group provides primary research (through its Barna Research Group division); musical, visual and digital media (through BarnaFilms); printed resources (BarnaBooks); spiritual and leadership development for young people (The Josiah Corps); and church enhancement (Transformational Church Network).
To date, Barna has written 39 books, including best sellers such as Revolution, Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions, The Frog in the Kettle, and The Power of Vision. His most recent books include Revolutionary Parenting and Pagan Christianity?
The Barna Research division has served several hundred parachurch ministries and thousands of Christian churches throughout the country. It has conducted research for numerous parachurch organizations, such as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; World Vision; American Bible Society; Campus Crusade for Christ; Thomas Nelson Publishers; Zondervan; and Tyndale House Publishers.