Vision is so important for everyone wanting to succeed in any area of life, sport, business, family, church life. Throughout history, visionary men and women have given it all to reach their goals that for others seemed impossible. In leadership, it’s no different, and those who truly want to leave a mark on the world must have a clear vision.
God is the greatest visionary that ever existed. The whole of creation was a product of His vision and man was made with this same purpose: “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26 ESV). ‘Likeness’ speaks of how we are on the inside. We understand that God has reproduced his likeness in mankind, giving us that same ability to dream and to have vision. That’s why the Lord desires for each one of us to seek vision for our lives in order to complete our purpose and reflect his glory.
The G12 Vision is a simple but effective process of winning new people to Christ and forming them to go on to be leaders who do the same. There are four stages of the G12 vision, briefly outlines as follows.
We are light
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Matthew 5:14-15 (ESV)
Win is when we reach a new person through preaching the gospel to the point that the person gives their life to Christ and accepts him as their Lord and Savior.
That we might lose no-one
“While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost.”
Consolidate is when we take care of every new believer like a newborn baby and help them establish their faith through an encounter with Jesus.
We are always learning
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Disciple is the process of taking each person on to be a mature Christian, by helping them grow into having Christ’s character.
Making each member into a leader
“What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”
2 Timoteo 2:2
Send is the moment that the new leaders are empowered to lead and complete the Great Commission.