Some Great Mission Statements
|Image & Mission of Living Bridge Church in Gibsonia, PA. 2011|
Here’s a well guarded secret that I intend to now make known to all (at least to those who read this blog). Nearly every good mission statement is going to reflect the same ideas as other Christ-centered churches. That would be because we are all getting our instructions and mission from the same Person and from the same Book. That makes sense.
That said, every church’s mission statement should reflect who they are and why they believe God has placed them in their location. I don’t recommend that you just grab another mission that sounds good to you – at least until you’ve walked through the strategic process with your team first.
If you are interested in learning more about how to build a mission statement, then consider checking out the following blogs: Mission, Vision, and Values…Oh, My!; Make it So.; Why Mission?; How to Draft a Mission Statement.
Check out these great mission statements from churches around our nation.
Elim Gospel Church in Lima, NY: “To help one another experience Christ’s transforming love so that we can love Him, ourselves, our families, our church and our world.”
Granger Community Church in Granger, IN: “Helping people take their next step toward Christ…together.”
Faith Fellowship Church in Dexter, NY: “To live in the light of Jesus Christ: revealing God’s love, restoring true hope, transforming lives.”
Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, NC: “To help spiritual seekers become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.”
Living Bridge Community Church in Gibsonia, PA: “To change the way people think about church.”
Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL: “Helping people find their way back to God.”
Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, TX: “To lead all people into a life-changing, ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Northpoint Community Church in Alpharetta, GA: “To lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Sagemont Church in Houston, TX: “To provide living proof of a loving God to a watching world.”
LifeChurch.tv in Oklahoma City, OK: “To lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.”
Pathways Church in Denver, CO: “Helping lost, broken people become passionate, devoted followers of Jesus Christ.”
First Church of the Open Bible in Des Moines, IA: “To bring people to Jesus by winning the lost, building and equipping believers, and sending them into their ministry to honor God.”