Developing Your Mission
|Image & Mission of Living Bridge Church in Gibsonia, PA. 2011|
I’m a firm believer that a well developed AND a well implemented mission statement can make a huge difference in your ministry. The hard parts are developing and implementing. You don’t want a statement that nobody remembers or cares about and of course there really is no point if your leadership and membership don’t embrace the mission as their own. A good mission statement will create excitement, build momentum, strengthen unity, and reinforce vision.
I’ve already written a lot about this, so for your benefit I’ve included links to each relevant article here. I hope you find them helpful.
- Mission, Vision and Values . . . Oh, My!
A brief synopsis of each of these strategic words and why they should be an important part of your church and ministry.
- Make it so.
A reminder that a mission statement is just a bunch of words on paper unless you hit the ‘go’ button and utilize it throughout your ministry.
- Why Mission?
A detailed explanation on “why” your church should create and embrace a mission statement.
- How to Draft a Mission Statement
Practical tips and advice in how to build your mission statement.
- One Sentence Can Change Your Life
A challenge to create your own personal mission statement. It might just change your life.
- Some Great Mission Statements
Several examples of mission statements compiled from churches around the United States.
- How to Keep Missional Momentum
Ideas on how to gain and keep missional momentum throughout the ministries of your church.
- Mission, Mission, On The Wall
Is your mission just sitting on the wall gathering dust or is it happening down the hall wherever you go? Here are a few indicators that will help you answer that question.