Years ago, going through a strategic planning series for our church, I was totally impressed and moved by the process. I learned many, many things through the process. You learn about various types of personalities, what an organization really is and what you wish it to be, and also the power of one single word.
Because of that process, I have come to love the mission statement of our church. In all of the Bible, there are three main things that we are to do. We should love the Lord with all our heart. We should love our neighbor as our self. And the third is to love and do your best to help other believers. You can back away from this and take the big picture view. It narrows down to God, those that do not know Christ, and those who do know Christ.
Our mission statement is to:
They all come out of Hebrews 10:22-25. Our worship and Bible study helps us to know God in a deeper way. Our attendance at church and Bible studies helps us to know other believers and to be supportive of them. Our outreach activities enable us to share Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Do you personally have a mission? Does it line up with God’s purpose and Word? Are you pursuing His plan? Are you involved in the three areas of ministry: Worship & Study; Edification of Believers; Evangelizing the Lost