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SHIFT: Moving Your Ministry to a Higher Gear
Michael Vinings is a model of success. The bloodline of ministry had prepared him well for the task he felt his life was destined to fulfill. The informal indoctrination of growing up in the ministry, followed by the peer group of his faith tribe, college, ministry opportunities, graduate studies and real time experience had brought him here. Now, almost two decades into his “calling” (versus a ‘career’) his internal compass and his external compass were in conflict. The divided images, when merged, brought him to a place of blurred vision. When he focused on his tasks there was a clear, methodical, systematic vision before him. But when he focused on his internal locus there was an entirely different vision, or future hope, that emerged.
What would get him past this personal di-vision? What was wrong with him? Why was the end of his work not as satisfying as he originally believed it would be? Did he even want to entertain this soul questions? It was scary and he’d rather it just go away with more focus on the task at hand – pastoring and leading a growth-oriented church.
But it wouldn’t go away. In fact, he was soon to discover that his closest peers and team members were also asking silent questions. But no one dared share, until one day….
What happened next is the story of Michael’s journey to answers that mattered. In fact, it was a journey of reFocusing that burned the fog away and brought him from division to mission vision. He invites you into his process with his new friend, Stu, who helped him discover things he probably always knew but was never encouraged to employ.