Vision Sunday is a special event that happens once a year at Highlands. On this Sunday, Pastor Chris Hodges shares an update with the church on what has happened over the past year, as well as shares vision for the future. This Sunday is designed to be a catalyst moment for the congregation to be inspired by the past and motivated for the church's future.
If you’re looking to create a Vision Sunday of your own at your church, consider including these elements:
It may seem obvious, but since it’s Vision Sunday, sharing vision with your church is the most important thing! This is a time to reiterate your church’s vision, as well as share what God has put on your heart for the upcoming months for your church. If you choose to share a message during this service, we encourage you to center it on the vision of your church as well. This is a moment for people to be inspired!
It’s easy for people to follow what they can see, so be sure to implement some visual or creative elements during this service. It could be as simple as a slideshow of pictures from past serve projects or Sunday services, or you could add a unique creative element that your team creates. Either way, we encourage you to capitalize on the moment and give people something to connect with visually.
While some people relate more to how you make them feel, others relate more to what they can tangibly comprehend. This is why sharing metrics with your church is so important! Vision Sunday is a great time to share the numbers with your congregation so that they can see what all God has done through your church. If you’re looking for a place to start, consider sharing these metrics with your congregation:
Regardless of what you share, be sure that it reflects (you guessed it) the vision of your church! You measure what matters most to you, so use this opportunity to remind everyone what you, as a church, have been called to steward.
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Last but not least, use your Vision Sunday as a way to emphasize giving. While this is not the main reason for Vision Sunday, it helps the congregation know that nothing of what you share would be possible without their generosity. With that being said, we encourage you to create a special giving moment at the end of your service that gives people the opportunity to contribute to your church's vision.
We hope that this overview of Vision Sunday has been helpful, and we wish you the best of luck as you implement a Vision Sunday of your own at your church!