You probably know that your church should have a mission.
Perhaps you have a sentence on your website or hanging on a wall that you call your mission statement. The thought that a church should have a clearly defined mission is not new. The problem is that most churches do it wrong.
Your mission should be WHY your church exists.
One of the best books I read in the last year was Start With Why, by Simon Sinek. One of my key takeaways was that it is wrong to talk about vision and strategy before you answer the WHY? question. You’ve got to nail this down.
Take a look at some examples…
To see those who are far from God raised to life in Christ.
Elevation Church Matthews, NC
To Lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
LifeChurch Edmund, OK
To build a community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.
The Church of the Resurrection Leawood, KS
Does your church have a compelling mission?
Is it memorable?
If I surveyed your membership, how many people would know and understand your mission?
When I work with churches to Strategically Plan their future, I always start with the WHY.
I published a short book on clarifying the mission of your ministry. It's a practical guide for church leaders to develop or reaffirm their mission and make it memorable for your community.
A clearly defined mission is essential to the health and growth of your church. You need a clear sense of mission to do ministry effectively in our rapidly changing culture. Mission unifies. Mission energizes. Mission engages. Mission clarifies.