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Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as the Dreamer. He was more than a dreamer, however; he was a visionary who drum-majored a liberation parade that challenged and changed the status quo. He was not killed for dreaming. He was assassinated because his vision prophetically spoke truth to a powerful status quo. A God-sized vision will always challenge the territorial custodians of what has been. Change is painful and must be nurtured and negotiated, or the vision or pastoral tenure will be assassinated!

– Frederick D. Haynes III

“From Vision to Action: Principles of Organizing a Theologically Grounded and Vision-Driven Church to Effectively Implement Ministries at the Local, National and Global Levels.”

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