1. Self Awareness
How would you describe, in real time, what you look like now? Are you satisfied with yourself right now? Identify the areas of frustration and dissatisfaction. This will help identify your starting point so that you can properly chart a course to the place of your vision. Let’s be real here. Where are you and who are you really?
If you became all that God is asking you to be and doing what He asks you to do, what would you look like? If you could peek 5 or 10 years into the future and see yourself and your people accomplishing the mission, and you could describe what you look like to someone else, you have a vision statement.
What is God saying to you right now about what He wants you to do, and what are we going to do about it?
Note the two components in this question:
- What is God saying to you? This is your call and missional purpose.
- Who is we? These will be the people who will join you in the mission.
What are your core values and passions that are shared by you and your people? Core Values describe why you do the things you choose to do that will help you accomplish your mission.
Now, let's work to create a plan of action that will help you make progress at reaching your destination.
What are the obstacles that are currently and potentially in your way that make it a challenge to make progress toward your vision and accomplishing your mission? These include personal, spiritual, experience, people, and material needs.