Church leaders interested in inspiring their congregations or small groups to excel and thrive should have an understanding of vision casting and why it is essential to church leadership. First, a brief definition: vision casting is the act of sharing one’s vision with those whom it will affect. Naturally, sharing a vision requires working out the specifics of that vision beforehand.
In church contexts, leaders can expect the best results from vision casting when they take the who, what, when, where, why, and how questions into consideration. In other words, leaders should be able to tell congregants what the larger plans are for their church, why these plans exist, when various milestones can be reached, and how congregants can actively participate.
As a community leader for more than 800 weekly church attenders, Pastor John Wagner continuously casts vision, crafts relevant messages develop vocational and volunteer leaders, and communicates creatively. Additionally, he trains and inspires other pastors and leaders through an active schedule of conference speaking. In 1987, Faith Fellowship Ministries ordained Pastor John Wagner as a minister.
For four years thereafter, John Wagner held a position as a Youth Pastor at Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center. Throughout his career as a pastor, he has led more than 6,000 church members from a wide range of ethnic, generational, and cultural backgrounds.
Pastor Wagner’s sermons discuss inspirational topics such as faith, hope, love, motivation, priorities, and family. Recent sermon titles include “Grace Revolution” and “BeLoved.” Even aside from his dedicated ministry work, Pastor John Wagner has donated his time, finances, and efforts to both local and international communities.
Pastor John Wagner led Turning Point Community Church’s contribution to Living Waters International, which helped to build 12 wells to supply clean water to communities around the world. Additionally, John Wagner serves Covenant Ministries International, an organization of over 900 pastors in more than 80 nations, as the Apostolic Team Leader.