Monday, January 14, 2013

Primary Driver

"Vision that is birthed in the heart of the leader is sourced in the heart of the triune God. In this case, the gospel becomes the primary driver for a particular vision or cause, rather than a certain vision or cause being the primary driver. Gospel-driven vision leads our church to be sustaining or persevering, while cause-driven vision can be temporary or faddish. Gospel-driven vision will undoubtedly lead you and your church to tackle weighty causes, but not all cause-driven vision will lead you and your people to the gospel. What drives your vision is essential."

   -Matt Chandler, Creature of the Word: The Jesus Centered Church,  page 167