Leaders cast vision. Whether it’s for your ministry, division, company, or home at some point you will help people see where they are, where they could be, and lay out a map of how to get there. Here are 3 questions everyone wants answers to before they’ll get on board:
What are we going to do?
People need to know the specifics (who, what, where, and when) of WHAT the change is before they can decide if they’re in or out. It’s always great to sum it up in a short, memorable tweet-sized statement. Here was ours for last year: Help kids deeds meet someone else’s needs. Short, simple, and to the point.
Why are we going to do it?
The “What” can be scary, even when it’s a good thing. People need to see there’s a good reason for the why. You want them to see this before you go into the “How” (all the work that’ll be needed to make this happen). For us last year we wanted to help kids deeds meet someone else’s needs because:
- People who give as kids are less entitled as adults.
- Giving makes life more meaningful.
- People who live a meaningful life are more likely to contribute in a positive way in our community.
How are we going to do it?
When launching this emphasis here are the 5 things we set decided to do in order to make our dream a reality.
- Arrange a service project for families
- Work to launch 3 new ministry teams for kids
- Apply a follow-up system for 1st time guests
- Konnect every leader with a coach
- Equip leaders with a monthly podcast
Casting vision isn’t a one-time event. It’s something you, as the leader, need to do over and over again. But the more you do, the more your people will get it and the more they’ll want to do to make it happen.