Vision and the Church

Vision and the ChurchVision and the Church is an example of asynchronous e-learning. It employs a mixture of presentation, readings, activities, music, and numerous self-practice activities.

Note: To view this example, you will need to register and receive a password via return e-mail.


Vision and the Church (VnC, for short) was developed to provide performance support for congregational teams charged with discovering and articulating the congregation’s vision. At the end of the process, teams have an articulated vision to present to their congregation.


Because congregational teams may not have high-speed access to the Internet, VnC was designed to bandwidth savvy. All music and other rich media is downloaded only by request.


VnC has some features we would like to point out:

  • Meditation activities and music help learners disengage from worldly concerns.
  • Each lesson or pathway includes a “fun” activity to provide emotional relief because the subject-matter is intense.
  • Since many of the learners are new to e-learning, the interface is simple with just Previous and Next buttons.
  • Learners who wish to review material can access a detailed table of contents.
  • Team decisions are recorded in a journal and can be viewed at any time.
  • If teams need help coming up with solutions, they can query the journal to see how other teams solved various problems.


Visit the Congregational Resource Guide site to see what other training and resources they provide.

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