Do you know what the calling of your church is? Have you found something that you have said ‘yes’ to, committed to it, and focused the vision of the church on it? Just like every person is unique, so is every church. Every church is a part of the body of Christ and has a unique expression that only they can express. This is why finding your yes is so important. Your unique calling is important to the world. Here are a few things you can do to get a more focused vision and find your yes.
Stop Trying To Be All Things To All People
Many churches feel the pressure to please everybody. The fact of the matter is that you can’t be all things to all people. If your church is trying to do everything, then you and your church will likely feel like vision is lacking. Let your vision drive everything that you do.
Get Connected With Other Churches In Your City
One of the most powerful ways to increase your church’s effectiveness in reaching people is to get connected with other churches in your city. The body of Christ is larger than just one church. When you are connected to other churches it is easier to see where you fit in the bigger picture.
Stop Trying To Copy Another Church
Just as every person has a unique calling on their life, so does each church. If the goal of a church is to be just like another church, then you are missing your unique calling. You can share the same beliefs and convictions as other churches but you may still have a unique calling and expression to follow.
To find your calling, the best thing you can do is pray. Ask God what it is that He is calling you to do. Here are some questions you can ask to start finding your yes
Who Are You Called To Serve?
Are you called to a specific group of people? The calling of a church has a lot to do with the people they are called to serve. A mature church called to equip church leaders will look different than the ‘seeker friendly’ church that is welcoming to visitors.
What Are You And Your Church Passionate About?
Take time to learn about the passions that church members have. Chances are that there are people in your church that are passionate about things that can become the larger vision of the church.
Where Is The Need?
Where is the greatest need in your city? Sometimes the abundance of need can be overwhelming because the church is needed everywhere. This is exactly why it is more effective for the body of Christ to work together. Look at the needs in front of you and find which one you can best solve in the your city.
Once your church has a clear vision, it’s time to inspire people with it. These days the best way to do that is with your church website. A Church website or branding your church gives people something to rally around and a visual to associate with the vision. Whether you are a young church that is still finding your yes, or a church that has been doing it for years, the body of Christ will be more effective working together.