Developing a Personal Mission Statement

This document is designed to help you develop and refine your personal mission statement. Here are the introductory paragraphs. We invite you to download the PDF and follow the steps to help refine your understanding of what God is calling you to do.

Laurie Beth Jones, in her book, The Path, states that “having a clearly articulated mission statement gives one a template of purpose that can be used to initiate, evaluate, and refine all of one’s activities.”

“Mission” is defined as a specific task that a person or group is sent to perform. Having a personal mission statement helps you to focus on what God has called you to be and do.

“Vision” can be defined as looking into the future and visualizing the results that you anticipate happening as a result of your mission and the plan of action that is implemented. Developing a personal mission statement is the first step in identifying/clarifying what God has called you to do. This becomes the basis for formulating your ministry plan.

Romans 1:5, expresses in a few words the personal mission statement of the Apostle Paul. “Through him and for his name’s sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.”

There are several simple steps that you need to take to develop your mission statement.

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