I’m so blessed to be a part of a team that values vision and unity.
Getting together periodically to discuss direction and strategy is critical in any organization. However, all too many focus so much on this practical element that they never address anything beyond the practical. Vision becomes a poster on a wall or a memo in our deleted items.
In ministry, it’s not so simple. A spouse of someone in ministry is also in ministry. There is an increased demand on the family that can be draining if it’s just work. The key is making sure everyone is on the same page. If people are bought in spiritually, relationally, and emotionally, the work and strategy come naturally out of a desire to fulfill the vision rather than an obligation to get a paycheck.
That’s one of the reasons I’m thankful that we have Family Staff Meetings at Milestone. Bring in the spouses. Get everyone on the same page. Cast vision. Give testimony. Encourage, exhort, engage.