Vision Correction

November 2, 2009 by

2009_11_02_Vision.jpgOn August 30, 2009, 79-year-old Jud McKinney was driving a white pickup truck along a rural road in Winterset, Iowa. Riding a bike on the same road was 54-year-old Mark Grgurich. In a tragic turn of events, McKinney steered his truck into Grgurich, killing him. McKinney suffered from a vision problem known as macular degeneration—a blind spot in someone’s central vision.

I wonder how many of us are a wrong turn away from devastating consequences because of a vision problem? Vision is a picture of an unrealized future. It’s where or what you’re headed toward (how you get there is what mission is for).

Walt Disney passed away before Disney World in Orlando was built. At the opening dedication in 1971, five years after Walt’s death, someone commented to Mike Vance, creative director of Walt Disney Studios, “Isn’t it too bad [Walt] didn’t live to see this?” “He did see it,” Vance replied. “That’s why it’s here.”

If you or your team is stumbling, fumbling or grumbling for lack of clear direction about the future, it’s time for some vision correction.

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Brad Abare

Brad Abare is the founder of the Center for Church Communication. He consults with companies and organizations, helping them figure out why in the world they exist, why anyone should care and what to do about it.
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2 Responses to “Vision Correction”

  • Craig Saboe
    November 2, 2009

    Great post Brad. I think this is especially true with regards to technology in the church. It seems there’s a lot of people whose vision is zeroed in on multimedia, Facebook, Twitter, and so on, and not at all on what they are meant to address. You need a vision of your church and an understanding of how you are going to be missional before you start talking tech, and there’s too many people who substitute “set up Twitter account” for “talk about how we can be disciples”. At least, that’s what I see. :)

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  • Brittney
    November 2, 2009

    Sadly, Jud took his own life this past weekend. Please remember his family and Mark’s family in your prayers.

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