"Vision Casting" - 2006 CD
Set Features Rick Warren and Ken Blanchard
In March 2006, Oasis
Audio released a CD set featuring Rick Warren, Bill Hybels,
John Maxwell and Ken Blanchard.
From the publisher's website: "Leadership experts and communicators
will motivate and instruct emerging leaders and seasoned veterans
through compelling topics, including: Self-Leadership, Creating
a Leadership Culture, Vision Casting, and Leading through Change."
The audio set is from Willow
Creek's 10th Anniversary Leadership Summit that took
place in 2005, just a few months after Lighthouse Trails issued a
press release showing the connection between Rick Warren
and New Age sympathizer Ken Blanchard. Blanchard, a professing Christian
for nearly 20 years, has a long history of promoting meditation
and endorsing books by Buddhists and New Agers as well as holding
a seat on the Board of the New Age Hoffman Institute. According to Rick Warren, Blanchard signed
on to help with Warren's global peace plan. Since then Warren has
shown his continued support for Blanchard when he endorsed Blanchard's
2006 book, Lead
Like Jesus as well as offering Blanchard's materials
on the Purpose Driven Church Planting website.
The term vision casting is discussed below:
a brand new Christian, I had been horrified years ago to find
what amounted to be a New Age book, written by a pastor, prominently
displayed on the shelf of a local Christian bookstore. The book
was filled with everything I had just left behind in the New Age.
Cloaked in Christian language, it encouraged the reader to use
guided visualization (now often called "vision casting") and other
metaphysical techniques to gain whatever it was they wanted. Pastors
were encouraged to "visualize and dream bigger churches" or "a
new mission field" or whatever else they thought would improve
their church and ministry (1 ).