Project 3: missiom Essay

Submitted By poohbear442009
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Pages: 5

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3
MISSION BENEFITS.....................................................................................................................3
CLARIFYING MISSION STATEMENTS.....................................................................................4
MISSIONS STATEMENT SEXAMINED.....................................................................................5
SAMPLE STATEMENTS...............................................................................................................5
CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................6
BIBLIOGRAPHY............................................................................................................................7

Introduction
Change is an important part of strategic planning. This involves moving the organization or program forward to originate or modify something. Some plans are planned out of the need for the organization to move in a specific direction, and other plans purely develop. Mission statements will be significant to help convey and verbalize the goals of the plan to members of the church or any organization. Leaders should stress the current mission statement to members, which clarifies the purpose and principal, significant objectives of the organization. A mission statement is meant for leaders of the organization as well as members of the congregation. Strategic plans may involve changing the mission statement to reflect a new direction of the church. Highlighting the benefits of the change and minimizing the absences will help members of the church, future members and leaders appreciate the intended direction of the church.
Mission Benefits
Strategic planning will likely have its advantages and disadvantages. Leaders should rejoice in the little successes toward meeting objectives, which are part of the mission and vision statement. The mission statement will help assess whether the strategic plan supports the overall goals of the church. The vision statement helps to provide inspiration to members and leaders. Members who feel invested in the organizational change are more likely to stay enthusiastic and have higher levels of cooperation, ministry and activity in the church. A mission statement is like your North Star. A North Star, is not a place you go, it is a fixed point giving you standpoint on where you are going. Your mission statement keeps you headed in the right general direction. A mission statement is a very detailed umbrella statement explaining why you do everything you do within your church. A church’s Mission Statement also acts as the church’s compass. The mission is the path. (The vision is the end point.) The mission directs the company to its vision (dream). With it, anyone in the church can always judge the direction the church is moving in relation to its stated purpose. With it, one can easily make adjustments to keep the church moving in the direction intended.
Without the mission statement, a church is lost, and will drift according to the participation of the congregation and the intentions of the church.
Clarifying Mission Statements An intelligible mission statement is necessary to clarify the intentions of your development of the church. Traditionally, mission statements are a blend of realism and optimism—two terms generally in conflict with one another—and striking a balance between the two is the ultimate key to writing a great mission statement. In order to have an effectual mission statement it must be clear and easily understood by all members of the church. However your mission must be firm to show that this is the direction that you would want the church to go. A clear mission statement describes the…