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Vision, Calling & Pioneering

Rich Wilson

Our Multiply Podcast hosts conversations aimed to stir, equip and provoke. Through interviewing thinkers, practitioners and pioneers, we aim to inspire and equip Kingdom people to launch Kingdom communities.

In this episode, Paul Lowe interviews Rich Wilson who leads the Fusion movement. Rich loves students and God’s church and has championed the important role of local churches in student mission for over 25 years. His heart is to invite a generation to A Call Less Ordinary.

Rich shares some of his journey with God in stepping out to pioneer a movement, touching on the importance of ‘vision’ and the prophetic, discerning our calling, and saying yes to the adventure God has for us.


When we join in with God’s plans and purposes, it is anything but boring. It’s an adventure.

I think that’s what’s over the generation that to live the story and be able to tell a story. And sometimes we want the story without fully going on the adventure. 

Vision captivates us – we catch hold of something that we can’t unsee and we have to pursue it!

What we sow in the season really matters – the soil is more receptive to both good seeds and bad seeds. So what we sow, in this season really matters in our lives, in the Church and in the nation.

Wherever people are called to pioneer there has to be innovation and risk taking. It isn’t safe and it isn’t for everybody. But it IS for the church, the church should be a pioneering movement.

I think that this season is a time where God is going to birth fresh vision in his church; both individuals and the Church as a whole. Seeds don’t germinate sitting on a sunbed or getting cosy by the radiator, they germinate when they’re in the earth when they’re in the dirt in the cold and the wet and the damp – in the hard places. That’s where seeds begin to germinate.

Our calling is not on hold.

I do believe our our true wellbeing is found in Jesus. 

The idea of John Mark Comer’s very popular book, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, is not that we have this controlled life that then we can do what we want, it means that we’re actually more open to God’s interruption and disruption in our lives. It means that we’re more in tune with the Spirit, it means that we’re better able to give ourselves away. It isn’t just for our benefit. 

The exciting part of spiritual rhythms and disciplines is that when we enter into it, it actually frees us to be available.

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