I have talked about Awana’s Rorheim Institute in the past. Today, I want to talk once more about their emphasis on biblical worldview, but I want to also talk about vision casting which is mentioned in their Four Pillars’ teaching notes.
Once again, the focus is on man’s way to do things. While saying they use the Bible, they are actually pointing away from the Bible, the Holy Spirit, and the walk of faith. Rorheim Institute creates what they think is a need that only they can fill. If a love for the Lord Jesus and His Word were promoted, RI would not be needed, hence the focus away from the truth of the Bible.
“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.”—Galatians 3:11
Some references to vision/vision-casting from RI Teaching Notes.
Vision: Building the Need; Why are We Here?
Purpose: to start the seminar on a strong note of vision-casting
Notes: 1. Read Jack Eggar’s quote on page 7 of the Vision Workbook.
Extra Modules: 7.C 30 Days of Vision
I did not realize until this past summer how nonchalantly the supposed Christian church uses the term vision casting as if it is a good thing. They may be able to rationalize it, but the phrase brings to mind the casting of a spell, and nothing biblical about it at all. The phrase is not in the Bible.
Some links where vision casting is used in the evangelical world.
Vision Casting and Planning:
Evaluate your vision and communicate it clearly.
Vision Casting: The Road of Leadership, the Summit at Willow Creek
By: Rick Warren, Bill Hybels
Oasis Audio Llc / 2006 / Compact disc for $24.99
1- The Language of Vision: Casting Your Vision
I sought God and mentors for help in my discipleship, which in turn birthed the vision for God4me Men’s Ministries (Christian Leadership and Discipleship). Vision was then communicated further by Bill McCartney and Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, both great visionaries. For this reason, the first of the Five Languages of Leadership ™ is vision casting.
By Rick Warren; Christian Post Guest Columnist; Fri, Jan. 06 2006
“I know my leadership style. I’m a big-picture, vision-casting leader…Now, there’s nothing inherently right nor inherently wrong about being a vision-casting leader.”
“Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”—Jeremiah 14:14
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.“—Jeremiah 23:16
“Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?”—Ezekiel 13:7