It is always best to take your time to discern Gods will for your church. Sometimes that
is not an option. If time is of the essence, then consider going on a VisionQuest.
VisionQuest is a weekend retreat where key leaders and congregation members seek to
understand Gods design for your church. Together you will explore your churchs
- Heritage and History
- Strengths and Gifts
- Opportunities for Outreach
Out of this, your participants will formulate a vision of Gods will for your future, a plan
of action for the future and (if desired) a profile of the sort of pastor who would be most
effective in leading you into that future the gifts, training and experience
VisionQuest depends on preparation by your church and myself as your facilitator before
the retreat. Your participants (and perhaps the whole congregation) will fill out a
survey on their experience of the last 10 years of your churchs ministry and may
undertake a gift-discovery program. From the results of these and basic information
about your attendance, congregational make-up, and the community you serve I will
design an 8-hour retreat. This can happen on-site, off-site, over several
evenings/mornings or on single day.
Within a month of the event you will receive a written report of the VisionQuest
summarizing what you learned along with observations of my own and a list programs
or activities which you might find useful in achieving Gods goals for your church.
Your leadership team will have an opportunity to comment on report and discuss it with
me. Afterwards I will produce a final report for your use.
- $1000 for the VisionQuest retreat and report (plus any necessary travel costs)