Podcast Episode 27: Big Vision Creates Big Generosity

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Will Mancini, founder of Auxano, author, speaker, and thought leader. During their conversation, they discuss how a big vision creates big generosity.

We have some copies of Will Mancini’s book, God Dreams to giveaway all you have to do is leave a review on iTunes and then email in a screenshot to LWgenerosity@lifeway.com for a chance to win!

Best Quotes

“I felt that God was calling me to do something about the problem of photocopied vision.”

“When we are really paying attention and following Him, we probably aren’t going to be as apt to cut and paste somebody else’s ministry model.”

“The whole clarity universe has two big components: clarity of your identity and clarity of direction.”

“I describe vision as a living language that illustrates and anticipates God’s better future.”

“The breadth and scope of what Jesus has asked the church to do is so enormous.”

“Being a forward-looking person is so seminal to being a believer.”

“Generosity is in some ways the ability to tap into this bigger real world of everything God is up to.”

“Clarify what world-changing value you bring to your community.”

“There’s no such thing as a church vision that’s not a discipleship vision first.”

Will Mancini is the founder of Auxano, a non-profit church consulting group, and Younique, a training and certification company for personal calling and life planning through the church. As a recognized thought leader, he leads a team of “navigators” who work with over 400 church teams a year to create break-thru clarity and execute their vision. 

Will’s previous work experience includes more than 20 years in ministry that grew out of his earlier career as a chemical engineer and ad agency executive. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Will served as pastor of spiritual formation and leadership development at Clear Creek Community Church and FaithBridge, both in Houston. 

Will is the author/co-author of multiple books, including God Dreams: 12 Vision Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church’s Future, Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture and Create Movement, Innovating Discipleship: Four Paths to Real Discipleship Results and Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church, among others. 

Will lives in Houston with his wife, Romy, and his four children, Jacob, Joel, Abigail and Poema. Learn more about Will and his work at willmancini.com. Connect with him on Twitter at @willmancini and Instagram at will_be_clear. 

Recommended Resources

Generosity by Lifeway (https://lifewaygenerosity.com)

Breeze (https://www.breezechms.com/)

God Dreams by Will Mancini (https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/god-dreams-P005760419)

Church Unique by Will Mancini (https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/church-unique-P005147475)

God Dreams free toolkit (https://goddrea.ms)

Auxano (https://auxano.com)