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Pastor Brent Baughman – Stanley Heights Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee I remember when I went from reading glasses to my first pair of trifocals. It was quite an adjustment. At first, things did not look right all the time, but once my eyes adjusted, I could see clearer in all three ranges of vision! A Case for Balanced Vision In Luke’s Great Commission account in Acts 1, God’s balanced vision for His church is described with a balance for three ranges of ministry vision. Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (1:8). Did you see the ranges of ministry vision? Jerusalem—that is local Great Commission vision. Judaea and Samaria—that is regional Great Commission vision. Then there is the uttermost part of the earth—that is global Great Commission vision. Locally, regionally, globally. Each is dependent on the other for a faithful Great Commission vision. A local vision is mandated but incomplete. Regional and global visions are mandated as well, but each is supported and expanded through local ministries committed to ministering beyond themselves. Since the Great Commission is given to all God’s churches, the design of the Lord for His Gospel expansion through local churches is that each one of His churches simultaneously has a local, regional, and global vision. A Consideration of Regional Vision You probably have had great concerns for the local and global outreach of your local church. If not, you should! Have you had the same consideration for a regional Great Commission vision? How will a global outreach be sustained or expanded unless there are healthier biblical churches to do so? How will more generations of disciples be developed and deployed unless 10 Reseeding America – Spring 2017