When planning an event for your ministry, having a clear vision is critical. Before the pen hits the paper and the first phone call is made, there is a question that begs to be asked: What is the heart of God for this event?
Ask God for Clear Vision
As leaders we need to ask God to grant us discernment and clarity of vision. What do YOU want to do, Lord? Let us learn from Jehoshaphat’s story in 2 Chronicles 20. When he had solidified his kingship by fortifying the nation of Judah, he got word that he was being attacked. In the face of uncertainty about how to proceed, he uttered these words before the entire assembly,
“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You” (2 Chronicles 20:12).
Jehoshaphat looked to God, listened to God and then led the people. As a result, they saw the Lord bring victory and get glory. Look, listen, lead. We often feel an urgency to act. We begin the voyage without the vision. God holds all vision and entrusts that vision to His people to accomplish His purposes upon this earth.
Begin the Voyage of Constant Communication
When God begins to reveal His purposes for an event, they can often be communicated through a theme. Determine the theme, declare it to your team and make it known with excitement! Your team will follow in the current of strong and steady vision.
Declare the vision and position the vision as the supporting beams upon which the event rests.
Accomplish your goals by wielding God’s Word.
Wielding the Word of God will produce the fruit of transformation.
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
You want women encouraged? Wield the Word and teach a scripture like Zephaniah 3:17. Want women to walk in freedom? Wield the Word and bring Galatians 5:1 to the table. Want women to leave unified? Wield the Word and have your speaker teach on Ephesians 4. Want hope to arise in your women? Break down Isaiah 40:31 or Psalm 42:5 and breathe fresh hope into their lungs.
Ask God for clear vision. Begin the voyage. Communicate clearly and often. Wield the Word and watch God do His thing.