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1 April Resourcing Mission Forum By Roger G Johnson District Evangelism Enabler

2 April Resourcing Mission Forum Why? Because they didn’t have a MISSION STATEMENT

3 April Resourcing Mission Forum What is a MISSION STATEMENT? A statement of …  Who you are (Identity)  What you intend to achieve (Purpose)  What values underpin your work (Values)  How you will achieve it (Actions)

4 April Resourcing Mission Forum Who is a MISSION STATEMENT for? Everyone Why have a MISSION STATEMENT? To keep focused

5 April Resourcing Mission Forum The Church is the only organisation which exists for the benefit of non- members William Temple

6 April Resourcing Mission Forum What on earth are you doing for God’s sake? Wayside Pulpit

7 April Resourcing Mission Forum What should MISSION STATEMENTS contain?  Purpose  Values  Actions

8 April Resourcing Mission Forum New Testament MISSION STATEMENTS John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  Purpose  Values  Actions

9 April Resourcing Mission Forum New Testament MISSION STATEMENTS John 10:10 10 I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.  Purpose  Values  Actions

10 April Resourcing Mission Forum New Testament MISSION STATEMENTS Luke 4: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” (cf. Luke 7: verifiable)  Purpose  Values  Actions

11 April Resourcing Mission Forum New Testament MISSION STATEMENTS Matthew 28: And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” cf. Matt 3:2 (John); Matt 4:17 (Jesus)  Purpose  Values  Actions

12 April Resourcing Mission Forum Personal MISSION STATEMENT 'Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: I shall not fear anyone on earth. I shall fear only God. I shall not bear ill toward anyone. I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering' Mahatma Gandhi

13 April Resourcing Mission Forum Exercise Write your own PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT  Purpose  Values  Actions

14 April Resourcing Mission Forum Nation’s MISSION STATEMENTS 'we will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade' John F. Kennedy 'one small step for man, one giant step for mankind.' Neil Armstrong

15 April Resourcing Mission Forum Mission Statements should be … VERIFIABLE i.e. Measure your progress

16 April Resourcing Mission Forum Methodist Church MISSION STATEMENT  Worship  Learning and Caring  Service  Evangelism Our Calling The church exists to …

17 April Resourcing Mission Forum Methodist Church MISSION STATEMENT  Worship Our Calling Increase awareness of God’s presence and to celebrate God’s love

18 April Resourcing Mission Forum Methodist Church MISSION STATEMENT  Learning and Caring Our Calling Help people to learn and grow as Christians, through mutual support and care

19 April Resourcing Mission Forum Methodist Church MISSION STATEMENT  Service Our Calling Be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice

20 April Resourcing Mission Forum Methodist Church MISSION STATEMENT  Evangelism Our Calling Make more followers of Jesus Christ

21 April Resourcing Mission Forum Methodist Church MISSION STATEMENT Priorities In partnership with others wherever possible, the Methodist Church will concentrate its prayers, resources, imagination and commitments on this priority:

22 April Resourcing Mission Forum Methodist Church MISSION STATEMENT Priorities To proclaim and affirm its conviction of God’s love in Christ, for us and for all the world; and renew confidence in God’s presence and action in the world and in the Church.

23 April Resourcing Mission Forum Methodist Church MISSION STATEMENT Priorities  Underpinning everything we do with God- centred worship and prayer  Supporting community development and action for justice, especially among the most deprived and poor – in Britain and worldwide

24 April Resourcing Mission Forum Methodist Church MISSION STATEMENT Priorities  Developing confidence in evangelism and in the capacity to speak of God and faith in ways which make sense to all involved  Encourage fresh ways of being church  Nurturing a culture in the church which is people-centred and flexible

25 April Resourcing Mission Forum The ABC of MISSION STATEMENTS  A chievable  B rief  C hrist-Centred Verifiable and measurable

26 April Resourcing Mission Forum MISSION STATEMENT Exercise 1.A Youth Congregation in a community centre 2.Local Preachers in the 21 st century 3.Worship Band Write a MISSION STATEMENT for …  Purpose  Values  Actions


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