The Power of Vision

C3 Conference 2018 General Session

Pastor Steve Kelly – Wave Church

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)

Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:2-3

  1. Without vision, you regress
  2. Vision keeps you young.
  3. You need to wear the restraint of your vision.
  4. Vision is written down.
  5. Vision is clear.
  6. Vision is something you can run with.
  7. Vision has an end in mind.

The only miracle Jesus prayed for twice was for a man to have his vision restored.

Nehemiah 2:18

1. Vision starts with a burden.

Share your burden and God will finance it through people.

2. Vision requires a team effort. Get people on the team where they live.
3. Vision will face ridicule and opposition Nehemiah 4:1

Visionaries have to learn to live life opposed.

4. Vision requires more effort at the halfway point. Nehemiah 4:7-12
5. Vision requires multitasking skills. Neh. 4:17

What you can’t manage, you can’t lead.

6. Vision requires awareness of shortcomings and gaps. Nehemiah 4:19-21

Greatest strength is awareness of weaknesses.

7. Vision requires no compromise. Nehemiah 5

What’s the price of your integrity?

8. Vision requires focus!

Refuse to be distracted!

Nehemiah 6:1-2

Don’t give your enemy attention. Stay on your wall!!! Don’t let success get you off course. Sustain and complete what God has placed in your heart.

9. Vision requires attention to detail. ​Nehemiah 7:66

Cole Phillips

I'm a Connector, linking people with God and with others to experience the kind of life God has planned for them. I am the founding and Lead Pastor of THE CONNECTION CHURCH in Buda, Texas. I previously served in churches around the state as youth pastor and as pastor before moving to Kyle in the Spring of 2004. I love to lead people to connect with God and those around them and thrive on changed lives. I earned a doctorate in missions and evangelism with an emphasis on church growth. My heart beats for helping people connect with God and connect with others in an authentic community of faith. I love listening to and making music. I also enjoy hanging out with my family. Pam and I have been married since 1991 and we have two daughters, Makenzie and Bethanie. We are planting our lives in Hays County and allowing God to build a great church through us.