The Role of Personal Calling in Mobilizing Your Church

Vision strategist Will Mancini helps us identify our unique identity and how that plays out in community with others

December 2, 2016

As a pastor turned vision coach, Will Mancini has worked with an unprecedented variety of churches from growing megachurches and missional communities to mainline revitalization and church plants. He is the founder of Auxano, creator of, and the author of God Dreams and Church Unique. Mancini is passionate about personal calling and mobilizing the Church, explaining that, when it comes to calling, “clarity isn’t everything, but it changes everything,”

Each of us is made to be unique but not independent, says Will Mancini in this podcast from Exponential West 2016. By linking the journey of personal calling to the greater missional movement of our community, Mancini helps us think through how becoming “me” might also help our community become a better “we.”

Key Takeaways:

  • What it looks like to reframe the practice of discipleship
  • The difference between general and specific calling
  • Why personal calling is a mobilization catalyst
  • How churches can become incubators of personal calling

Will Mancini is a frequent speaker at Exponential conferences and will be with us again speaking on calling with the Younique team in the Personal Calling track at Exponential East 2017.

Personal Calling as the Impetus to Church Mobilization – Will Mancini and the Younique Team
Will Mancini

Will Mancini

Will Mancini is the founder of Auxano, a non-profit church consulting group, and Younique, a training and certification company for personal calling and life planning through the church. As a recognized thought leader, he leads a team of “navigators” who work with over 400 church teams a year to create break-through clarity and execute their vision. Will’s previous work experience includes more than 20 years in ministry that grew out of his earlier career as a chemical engineer and ad agency executive. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Will served as pastor of spiritual formation and leadership development at Clear Creek Community Church and FaithBridge, both in Houston. Will is the author/co-author of multiple books, including God Dreams: 12 Vision Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church’s Future; Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture and Create Movement; Innovating Discipleship: Four Paths to Real Discipleship Results; and Building Leaders: Blueprints for Developing Leadership at Every Level of Your Church, among others. Will lives in Houston with his wife, Romy, and their four children, Jacob, Joel, Abigail and Poema. Learn more about Will and his work at Connect with him on Twitter at @willmancini and Instagram at will_be_clear.
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