• Pamela Caudill Ovwigho

The Black Box Linking Ministry & Vision

Nearly every organization—from businesses and ministries, to clubs and service organizations—has a vision statement. Whether the focus is on building houses or repairing lives, a vision statement lets people know how a group contributes to the world and how others can benefit from their contribution.

Unfortunately, the logic behind the method—that is, the process by which a group’s methods achieve their vision—may not always be as clear. In fact, it’s often like a “black box” to consumers of their services and perhaps even their employees.

Yet understanding the contents of the black box can make a huge difference in achieving the vision. When consumers, employees, and investors are able to instantly decipher the logic that connects our offerings with the greater good, they’ll be in a much better position to see how we differ from the competition. The result: Our vision will appear more achievable, which means people will be more willing to invest their time, energy, and resources in our organization.

Here at the CBE, we’ve taken what we’ve learned from our research on how people grow spiritually to create tools that fuel that growth. We recently opened the black box on how these tools work in a presentation at the Future.Bible 3:16 summit. We invite you to take a listen to learn how our digital discipleship method connects with our vision of moving people closer to Jesus each day.

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