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.

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....

How Do I Start?

‘How do I start?’ is a typical question to ask when God first lays something on your heart. How do I transfer it from just being a dream into something that actually exists? My twofold advice is to start small and grow slow. You may have a vision in your heart of the...

Is It God’s Vision?

I love helping people to discern God’s vision for their lives. Nothing gets me more excited than someone have the revelation or the “aha” moment, and then say, “I believe this is what God is calling me to do with my life.” I’ve heard lots of big visions and small...