Lead With Clear Vision

September 13, 2010 — 2 Comments

The Gospel Alliance recently interviewed Justin Buzzard and asked a great question about pastoral leadership.

What single bit of counsel has made the most significant difference in your leadership?

Lead with clear vision. Where there’s no vision, the people perish. I’ve found that my generation is hungry for vision, for clear leaderships, for leaders who know where they’re going. I’ve learned to become more clear and simple in articulating vision as a leader (emphasis added).

An excellent piece of counsel for pastors. Leading with clear vision is difficult, but I’m learning that it’s crucial for fruitful pastoral ministry.

You can read the rest of the interview here.

2 responses to Lead With Clear Vision


    I agree with this sentiment. The next thing is to wrap your arms around that vision in such a way as to be able to articulate it succinctly.

    I must admit that part of the bi-vocational ministry challenges is finding the time to create and articulate this vision clearly and systematically.

    I think books like “The Trellis and the Vine” are helpful.

    Any other resources you can think of regarding this issue of vision and leadership?


    I hear you about the challenges of being bi-vocational. The Trellis and the Vine was definitely helpful. I’ll have to think about some other resources and get back to you.

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