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Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It...

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The mission of our church is to experience and extend the life-changing love of Jesus in our homes, workplaces, and communities.

If you’re paying attention, you may notice that we’ve made some minor tweaks to our wording, changing the language just a bit to make our goal clearer, and adding “homes, workplaces, and communities” to make it more tangible. But our overall focus remains the same: we want to be a community where Jesus is deeply changing us, and we want to be “salt” and “light” so that the world around us experiences the love of Jesus and is changed as well.

But why do we even need a “mission statement? If you feel like it’s all a bit too corporate and packaged, like when you hear someone talking about “forward-thinking development of synergies so that we can create innovative solutions for impactful leadership,” I understand where you’re coming from. If our statement never becomes more than a bunch of words we repeat on Sundays and print on bulletins, then it really is just marketing window-dressing.

But here’s why I think a mission statement is worth it. We lose focus. With our hectic schedules and the nearly endless demands p