I will go to Spain

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November 14, 2012

map of spainA few years ago, I heard a great sermon from a pastor friend of mine that was built around an interesting snippet of the book of Romans.  It's Romans 15:24, and the snippet the pastor used is "I will go to Spain."  That's it.  Those five words were the entire reference for the sermon.  

But it ended up as a great reminder about always having a vision.  Paul--the author of Romans--was in relationship with the people in that church, and he was telling people about his plans to see them when he was en route to his bigger vision, to go to Spain.  That's all his vision cast was--a casual mention of going to Spain.  

Two things stand out here that are useful in coaching.  First, Paul had that vision beyond what he was currently doing.  He was going to go plant churches in Spain.  Second, he told someone--in this case his friends in Rome--about his plan.  That's all casting vision takes:  1) have a plan and 2) tell someone.

Next time you're coaching a leader about a vision cast, how can these two ideas be helpful?

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Jonathan ReitzJonathan Reitz has a number of impressive titles at CoachNet Global (Chairman/CEO/Guy with Coffee).  Jonathan has been coaching since 1996 and has worked with over 500 clients in the church, the non-profit sector and the business world. “Coaching plays a part in the kind of leadership the world needs,” says Jonathan Reitz.  “I want to be a part of that.”

Contact Jonathan Reitz at jonathan@coachnet.org or by phone at 440.550.4374.  Follow him on Twitter @jonathanreitz

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