I am often asked to cast a vision for our future in the way a CEO might cast a vision for a business. Though churches must embrace certain business practices, the biblical model for leading the church is that of a shepherd or farmer rather than a business executive. This does not mean that we are called to sit back and do nothing. However, it explains why my approach is not to cast a vision but to gather a vision. Let me explain.
In the fifth chapter of Romans, Paul wrote: