These are two basic questions all people asking directions need to consider, in order to get to wherever it is they hope to go. They are also two key questions any organization, INCLUDING a church, needs to ask if it wants to stay on target and on purpose.
Recently, St. John has been asking these questions, starting with the Congregation Council at an April retreat and moving forward in the months following with the wider congregation. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far:
OUR VISION (i.e., Where are we going? What is the preferred future to which God is calling us?) . . .
We envision a world fed and led by God
OUR MISSION (i.e., How will we get there? What one or two key actions will move us along the path of realizing God’s vision for us?) . . .
Fed and led by God, we live as a neighbor—
- in the West Central community,
- the city of Fort Wayne, and
- all the world.
So . . . what do you think?