Vision: Strategic Leadership Tool #2

In my last blog I mentioned that, just as real sandboxes have tools, the Nav Neighbors Guiding & Defining Ideas "sandbox" has three important leadership tools—direction, vision, and strategy—that help us “play well with others.” We've taken a look at the first tool, direction. Now let’s examine the second, vision.

Direction: Strategic Leadership Tool #1

Just as real sandboxes have such toys as rakes, shovels, buckets, and sieves, the Nav Neighbors Guiding & Defining Ideas "sandbox" has strategic leadership tools. In the next several blogs, we will take a close look at three of these tools: direction, vision, and strategy. When we learn to use these tools well, we will be better positioned to “play well with others.” Let’s turn our attention to the first tool: direction.

Central Ministry Focus

The Nav Neighbors Guiding & Defining Ideas illustration is our ministry roadmap. Last week we began to unpack the illustration, starting with our calling. Here we examine what we need to do day in and day out to accomplish our calling. Simply put, we must nurture and develop lifelong laborers who flourish in generational fruitfulness. We know a lot about nurturing and developing laborers as well as generational fruitfulness. So let’s look closely at the concept of flourishing.

Our Nav Neighbors Calling

What are we ultimately committed to accomplish? As we begin to unpack the Nav Neighbors Guiding & Defining Ideas "sandbox," our calling provides the answer: To advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the families, neighborhoods, communities, and cities of America through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost.

Our Guiding & Defining Ideas

When was the last time you played in a sandbox? If you’re like me, it’s been quite a long time. Yet it’s likely you recall what it was like to “play well with others” within the safe confines of the sandbox. Let me introduce the Navigators Neighbors Guiding & Defining Ideas "sandbox" that helps all of us in this Mission of The Navigators to minister and partner well with others.

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