III. VISION STATEMENT EXAMINATION
A. Examine the statement without destroying the statement
B. A practical checklist
- focused on the future?
- clear and easily understandable?
- a reflection of God’s vision, not yours?
- identifying your distinctives?
- inspiring to your congregation?
- realistic but challenging?
- fully owned by the lead pastor?
- biblically defensible?
- a potential rallying point?
- focusing on a specific direction?
- consistent with your mission?
- consistent with your past?
- strategic in nature?
IV. VISION STATEMENT OF WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO
A. Vision Statement example of What Not To Do
- “By the ordination of our omnipotent King, this ecclesiastical expression has been predestined to carry the oracle of divine reconciliation to our spiritually depraved and deprived peers.”
- “We assertively enhance high-quality solutions as well as to collaboratively foster seven-habits-conforming information for 100% satisfaction.”
B. Vision Statement example of What TO Do
- “To raise up fervant followers of Jesus Christ who will reach out and impact communities, cities, and nations for the kingdom of God.”
- “Our purpose is to know, worship and obey God according to the Scriptures. Our mission is to promote healthy relationships through small groups which empower people for ministry.”
- “To turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ”
- “To proclaim God’s grace, develop local churches, and influence our world with the gospel.”