In Developing Vision for Ministry in the 21st Century, Aubrey Malphurs says, “Ministry without vision is like a surgeon without scalpel, a cowboy who has lost his horse, a carpenter with a broken hammer. To attempt a ministry without clear, well-articulated vision is to invite stillbirth. Church and Para church ministries may grow at the very beginning, but without God’s vision they are destined to plateau and eventually die.”
-- Developing Vision for Ministry in the 21st Century, 83. Illustration by Jim L. Wilson
Proverbs 29:18 (AMP) Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.