John Alan Turner

Writer, Theologian, Consultant, Speaker, Teacher

Stop Praying for Vision

I get to visit churches all over the country. It's part of my job. And everywhere I go I find people praying for vision. Church leaders repeatedly ask God to give them a vision for their church. I've spent the past couple of days with 1,500 pastors, and they tell me: We're just asking God to really give us a vision for our church. Here's the problem: I think God has already given most of these people a vision for their church. If you ask them, they have something in mind. They generally know what they'd like their church to look like. They just have no idea how to get there.

What they need to do is stop praying for vision and start praying for strategy.

And then they need to ask God for a spine.