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a workshop for forward-thinking church leaders

Leading from the Future: how strategic foresight can energize your vision
 
  Foresight is the ability to anticipate what could happen before it happens and then identifying the arising opportunities for innovation. You can learn to tune in to indicators of emergent realities and prepare for the impact that social, technical and cultural changes will have on the needs and habits of the people you serve or are trying to reach.
     Here is what you will learn:
  • How to increase your ability to influence the future by anticipating, clarifying, and responding to emerging opportunities 
  • How to be better positioned for the future by aligning today's financial strategies and funding priorities with tomorrow's opportunities 
  • How to create and act upon a shared dream for your church and community, across generations

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    • Explore 4 Future Church scenarios
      • Learn how to lead from the future
      • Conceive a bolder, more creative vision


       
       These FUTURE CHURCH scenarios are stories developed to challenge assumptions and stimulate new ways of thinking about the present and the future. Written as four imaginary letters from church leaders in 2020, they provoke a realization that the future may not simply be more of the same.
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      “Our planet needs a church with vision:
      and our church needs foresighted leaders.”–Jay Gary, PhD
                                    

      FUTURECASTING



      INSPIRATION



      ACTIVITIES

       
        Futurecasting workshops serve
        as a catalyst for creating a
        bolder, more creative vision.



       
           Some provoking discussion
           starters and foresight-based
           articles for global leaders.



       
          An array of group exercises
          with step-by-step guidelines
          to unify participants around
          common goals.

       
       
      Is the Future Predetermined?

      God is the designer of the ultimate future. However, for some space of time known only to Him human beings possess freedom of choice and ability to act in ways that significantly impact our planet as well as future generations. Christian leaders should be alert to changing conditions and should explore what is yet beyond the horizon in order to garner respect in the face of ubiquitous change and offer confident guidance in these uncertain times.

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      How Can I Be a Foresighted Leader?
       
      Many of today’s church and faith-based organization leaders know they must be forward thinking to be effective. Foresight is the ability to anticipate what could happen before it happens and then identifying the arising opportunities for innovation. Church leaders tend to be more past and present focused and not tuned to indicators of emergent realities. Consequently, they find themselves unprepared for the impact that social and cultural changes are having or will have on the needs and habits of the people they serve.
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