Church Mission Statements
Do you need to write
a Mission Statement for your church? Not sure where to
start? Then we hope that this article and free video will
provide help and useful guidelines for developing compelling
Mission statements. How to write a Church Mission statement?
Mission Statements for religious communities should be
short, clear, vivid, inspiring and concise without using
complicated words. The most successful Church Mission
Statements are inspiring, powerful and compelling.
Church Mission Statements
Check out other Church Mission
Statements or those of religious organizations to give you
some inspiration. The Salvation Army Mission Statement is as
The Salvation Army, an
international movement, is an evangelical part of the
universal Christian church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated
by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to
meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
What is the difference between
Church Mission Statements and Church Vision Statements?
A good definition is
a sentence or short paragraph which is written by a church
which reflects its core purpose, identity, values and
principle aims. A good definition for Vision Statements is a
sentence or short paragraph providing a broad, aspirational
image of the future. A Vision is defined as 'An Image of the
future we seek to create'. A Mission is defined as 'Purpose,
reason for being'. Defined simply "Who we are and what we
do". Many organizations, such as a church, combine both
their present accomplishments, which would typically be
found in a Mission statement, together with their future
aspirations in just one statement - a hybrid version of the
combined statements. There are no rules, the choice is down
to your religious community who decide what they are trying
to achieve and who will be reading the statement. Church
Mission Statements contain important information about the
church, but in a nutshell. This should include what the
church does, its congregation and its services. Church
Mission Statements focus on today.
Statements contain details of the future of the church -
its vision (the future plans with aims and objectives).
These types of Statements focus on tomorrow. Non profit
organizations, such as a church, write Vision statements to
clarify and emphasize their future goals and the benefits
which would be derived from donations and help from the
Useful Hints and Tips on
How to Write a Mission Statement
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on how to write a How to Write a Church Mission Statement are as