It is a tool to help the organization fulfill what God has called it to do. is typically two to three sentences that describe what the church hopes to become or achieve.
Remember, these will become shared values or principles that the organization operates by.
Once the vision, mission and values statement is finalized.
Once the session begins, I like working with whiteboards or flip-charts because I think a visual helps spark thoughts and ideas.
Caterpillar: Be the global leader in customer value.
The Local First Chicago mission statement has some elements in common with other BALLE organizations, but it is also unique.
( The idea here is that Starbucks is not just about coffee; it is about relationships and community and comfort.In one sense, Starbucks wildly succeeds at its mission, since many people feel a strong sense of attachment to Starbucks, and the company treats their workers much better than most large food service corporations.However, from another point of view, Starbucks has failed at its mission, since it takes money out of local communities around the world and sends it to corporate shareholders.Think through a communication plan to share it with members, volunteers and employees.Invest in some frames and display the statement in visible areas of the building, on the church website and other printed materials. Many churches and nonprofit organizations fail to come up with a vision, mission and values statement because the process scares them, but with the right people in the room, it can be done in a few hours.Du Pont: The vision of Du Pont is to be the world’s most dynamic science company, creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer and healthier life for people everywhere.Heinz: Our Vision, quite simply is to be the world’s premier food company, offering nutritious, superior tasting foods to people everywhere.It is important for the entire congregation to have a good understanding of what the church is trying to accomplish so that everyone can buy into and support the vision. Ideally, this would be a done in a retreat setting, such as a private room in a restaurant, a hotel conference room, or someone’s home.It simply needs to be a place without interruptions and distractions.“.” Proverbs 16:3 A visioning session is the “writing-on-tablet” process and should be prayed through before the session begins.The goal is to articulate God’s will for the church.