God has a vision for all of our lives. But in the busyness of distracted 21st century life, it can often be difficult to hear His still, small voice, and discern where He is leading us.


We liken the process of discernment to looking through a telescope with different lenses. By looking through the lenses of Revelation, Need, Passion and Gifts, we gain clarity on God’s vision for our lives. Such clarity is essential if we are to truly fulfil God’s vision for us.

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Here are some other recommended resources, from partners and trusted organisations we endorse:

Barna: One of the first organisations to highlight the importance of vision for Christian ministry, and a continued wealth of information on vision, cultural trends, and Christian leadership.

StrengthsFinder: The current tool of choice for discerning more about your unique strengths, and how you can use them most effectively for ministry.

Building Church: One of the best online spiritual gifts assessments available. Free to take.

Want2GetOn: Christian careers coaching from Charles Humphreys.

Discerning Vision workshops delivered by the One Rock team can be booked for your church or organisation.

Top Three Books on Vision

Vision is a subject endlessly talked about now within leadership circles, but I find there are relatively few good books written about the subject. And especially when we think in terms of vision as being given by God, there can be even less literature on it. So here...

What is God’s Will for my life?

What is God’s will for my life? This is often the sixty four thousand dollar question we are all trying to answer. God has a purpose for each of us. And we know that living out that purpose will bring us more joy and fulfilment than anything else on earth. But what is...

Overcoming Ridicule – Nehemiah 4:3

Nehemiah 4:3 teaches us one of the most important leadership principles in the Bible. One of the first things someone who has discerned a vision needs to learn about is overcoming ridicule. When God places a vision in someone’s heart, the first opposition they...

What is Anointing?

What is anointing? It’s one of those elusive terms we often use in church circles, but don’t have a clear definition for. And as such we can end up confusing it with related but subtly different concepts. Talents: These are areas where we have a natural aptitude....