Chris Miller, President of Miller Management, is the host of this week’s episode. He is joined by his colleague, Kevin Donoho, current Lead Pastor at College Church of the Nazarene.
Vision & Mission Meaning
“Mission: It’s the one thing that brings us all together to accomplish the same thing.” Churches who have a defined, clear mission, have a chance to actually do something.
Start with your staff. If they can’t recite it a month down the road, you are in trouble. It should be easily repeated. People need clarity of “this is who we are” it’s the centerpiece. “A clear, simple mission statement allows us to find traction. It should be the one thing that we can agree upon. If people know the why, they are willing to do the what.” – Kevin Donoho
How does that help the congregation?
Being on the same page is really important in the church. Unity is hard to come by. The mission statement should be the one thing we can all agree on. The why of everything we do. We might not all be able to agree on music tastes or the process of how something is done; but we need to all be in agreement in the mission statement.
As the leader, you need to be the best story-teller after the mission has been played out. Share the story and connect it back to the mission so that people can make those connections. It’s fuel for the church! Look: we are doing what God is calling us to do!
Learn how to tell your story. Because hearing the stories can help unify your organization around the common mission. There is a real opportunity for churches to make a big impact in your community when you are on the same page.
Join us next week as we continue our discussion, with Pastor Kevin, on the Vision & Mission of the church.
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Special thanks to our guest Pastor Kevin Donoho and our masters of all things podcasting, Chris & Lauren Miller, for this third episode in our Vision & Mission series.