Review your Mission Statement

 
 
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Vision begins with a divine disturbance of what breaks our heart with compassion and agitates us to action. This becomes clearer as we pair the motivation to act with a clear idea of why and how God has called us as a church to act in a particular way. In other words, vision is established when we understand the unique kingdom-building contribution God is calling us to make and the resources he has given us for the task. 

A great mission statement provides a fixed, overarching, and long-term goal against which churches can measure all strategies and activities. All mission statements have at their core the two timeless biblical missions of the church — to make and grow disciples — or, as it’s often put, ‘to know Christ and to make him known’. But the wording of a particular church’s mission statement will reflect its character and context.