Mission, Strategy and Plans

Watch this video to explore some ways to identify your purpose and how to accomplish that purpose in your local context.

Go deeper by checking out this list of non-profit mission statements and also this list of church mission statements. This excellent article by Ed Stetzer will go deeper on the topic of strategy and this short article covers the basics of planning.

Discussion Questions:

  1. In your context, does your Mission, Strategy or Planning need more focus?
  2. What’s one concrete step you can take to encourage reflection and movement on your Mission, Strategy or Plan?

Working on Your Ministry

Watch this video to improve the vision, organization and results of your ministry, while also involving more people. Taking our lead from an excellent leadership book, try “working on your ministry” instead of only “working in your ministry!”

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Go deeper by reading why Brian McLaren recommended the book to new leaders and also Tony Morgan’s thoughts. You also might be blessed by the entire book The E-Myth Revisited.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is it hard to switch from working in our ministry to on our ministry?
  2. What is one area for me personally or a team I’m part of, where we should work on our ministry?​​