Why You Need a Mission Statement
- Mat 6:21 Your heart will be where your treasure is.
Mission Statement has a Single Purpose
- Mat 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
Example of the Best Mission Statement
- Mat 28:18 Then Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
- Mat 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
- Mat 28:20 "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
The other parts tell of the HOW to make disciples:
- Baptize them into the Body of the Church
- Teach them (what Jesus taught)
- Authority of Christ v18
- Presence & Empowerment of Christ v20
- The Bible - what Jesus taught.
- Of Long Term Value and Worth - treasures of the heart.
- Singleness in Purpose
- Action Verbs: GO, Become, Be .....
- The Scope, the How and the What of resources.
Additional Views for Christians about the Commission of Christ.
- We are called not just to make converts, though it is the first step, but to bring them up into disciples of Christ, or Clones of Christ in modern terms.
- We must, ourselves, be Christ's disciple, before we can help others to be like-Christ. We should have His Word in our hearts, think and feel as Him, through communicating with Him daily and through His Words, and behave as He would behave.
- We must be Role-Model for others to follow.The method is to teach His Word (not our opinions) and by our exemplified living out His Word. i.e teaching is more than talking. we teach by talking and walking, each reinforces the other.
- Some one put it this way... 1st I show you. 2nd You do as I do. 3rd You show others. 4th Others do as You .....
2Ti 2:2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.