Writing Your Church’s Mission Statement in Three Simple Steps

The scripture references used are from Romans 12:2,3,5 (King James Version).

Your Churches Mission Statement Should be…

#1 True to the Churches Calling

Verse 2- And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Descriptive and Distinguishing

Your mission statement should reflect that your Church recognizes that there is a, “good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” If your Church goes online and copies a mission statement from another Church then they are missing out on a chance to separate themselves as an individual body that has a specific calling.

#2 True in the Eyes of the Churches Community

Verse 3- For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think…

Observable and Obvious

People often want their mission in life to sound important, but not everyone wants to sacrifice the things that really make them happy in order to accomplish their stated mission. Churches can fall into this trap as well. The leaders of the Church can come together, and work tirelessly on developing a mission statement that sounds just how they think a churches mission statement should sound, but spend little time considering what a person looking in from the outside would say that there mission statement was if they had to guess. What would the community say your churches mission statement was based on their experience with the Church?

#3 True About the Church Collectively

Verse 5- So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Appropriate and Allow for Accountability

The mission statement should collectively represent the personal mission of the individuals who make up the church body at that time. If your mission statement only truly reflects the actions of a handful of members then it needs to be changed. This will allow those who read your mission statement to determine whether or not your mission aligns with their calling, and whether or not this church would be a good fit for them.



About robertkennedymitchell

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2 Responses to Writing Your Church’s Mission Statement in Three Simple Steps

  1. Bill Blatz says:

    Your mission statement should be the one that The Lord gives to those who earnestly seek Him as to why He has called this specific group of folks together for His specific purposes at this time in this place.
    Each group put together by the Spirit has a unique purpose as each individual has in Gods plan. Our job is to seek that out and be obedient to that specific Word from The Lord. He will draw those He desires together for that purpose. We are all called to preach the Gospel that others might know Him, disciple folks into maturity that they might be about the work of the ministry and then be about that specific thing that He put you together to accomplish .

    • I agree with you Bill Blatz. This was written specifically to help those who are seeking to write a mission statement for their church. There are things that must come before this step, and this is not meant to represent the purpose of the Church. I pray that it is helpful or encouraging to those who are currently working on a mission statement, or those who do not have a true mission statement to speak of.

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