This past Sunday we drank from an open fire hydrant for about 45 minutes as we talked about the mission and vision of our church as we head into 2010. If you weren’t able to make it then I want to encourage you to listen to that message here or get a CD because we covered some incredibly important material as it relates to who God has called us to be and what He has commissioned us to do as a church.
We covered the idea that our mission has already been decided for us by the One True Pastor of this church, Jesus Christ, with His words in Matthew 28. The way we've chosen to phrase this Great Commission idea is:
To engage the disengaged with the love of God, introduce them to Jesus, and help facilitate their growth to full maturity.
This is written in verb form to communicate that it requires action on our part. This statement is what drives our plans,priorities, and strategy.
The vision is closely connected to the mission but is clearly different in nature. We could say that a vis