Here’s a great example of honoring an organization’s 40 year anniversary AND casting vision for the future. When you watch the video, notice the words “evolve”, “evolution”, and “change”.
Apparently Starbucks is aware that groups need to change over time to match the needs of their communities, or they die.
(I’ve given plenty of change to Starbucks.)
How could you use significant days/events in your church to not just honor the past, but to cast vision for the future?
For example, Rick Warren casts a new 10-year vision for Saddleback every 10th anniversary of the church.
Every new year is an opportunity to cast vision for the coming year. Holidays like Christmas and Easter are great vision casting/reminder opportunities. Every church has special days/events that are unique to it. Celebrate whatever you can in your church, and use the occasion to cast vision for the future.
What vision casting opportunities are you missing right now?
Watch the Starbucks video: http://www.starbucks.com/preview
Also see “80’s Hair Love Affair”.