The concept of vision casting has been around for years. The writer of Proverbs said that, “without a vision, the people perish” (Prov. 29:18). John Maxwell wrote, “Leadership without vision and direction is simply meandering and not leadership at all. True leaders have a clear sense of where they are going and of the importance of taking others along with them.“
For that reason the leadership of RTN (Bill Johnson, Tegga Lendado, and Anuj Kumar) have hosted two vision casting meetings attended by potential core group members, volunteers, and partners with RTN. Between the two meetings 30 people have attended from 11 different nationalities. Among those in attendance were former IMB journeymen, missionaries from Mission to the World, former church pastors from Africa and South Asia, and many more.
The purpose of the meetings has been two fold. One, to communicate the vision of RTN and direction the ministry wishes to go. And two, to receive feedback from others leaders and believers about the vision. Subjects have included the various ministries, discipleship models, how RTN sees it’s call to missions, worship styles, and much more.
There has been alot of feedback from these meetings gained for sharpening the vision in regards to ministries needed, worship services, plans for leadership development and much more that has been very helpful to the vision.
“At first, it’s kind of like seeing with your glasses off. We know where we are headed but not quite everything is completely in focus,” said Bill Johnson, the church planter of RTN. “We are open to meeting and getting feedback as we try to do this as Biblically as possible.”
In hopes to begin meeting corporately starting in November at Truth Tabernacle of Praise, RTN will host one more vision cast for workers in the community, potential partners, and anyone wishing to serve and be a part of RTN. The date is not set at the moment but will be announced shortly. Anyone interested in hearing more should contact RTN at firstname.lastname@example.org