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To create a church of disciples who make disciples, try this simple exercise to get clarity on your mission, vision, values, strategy, and culture.

Key Points:

  1. Your values answers the question, “What do we care about?”
  2. Your mission answers the question, “Why do we exist?”
  3. Your vision answers the question, “What will we look like when we’re winning?” Ephesians 4:16
  4. Your strategy answers the question, “How will we get to our vision?” Ephesians 4:11-13
  5. Your culture answers the question, “How do we actually do things?”

Bible Text:

Ephesians 4:16 [Christ] makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

Ephesians 4:11-13 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.