Values, Purpose and Vision
From the book,
Advanced Strategic Planning
By Aubrey Malphurs
Baker Books, 1999
Why are Values Discovery
Important?
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Determine ministry distinctives
Dictate personal involvement
Communicate what is important
Embrace good change
Influence overall behavior
Inspire people to action
Enhance credible leadership
Why are Values Discovery
Important?
• Contribute to
ministry success
• Influence ministry
mission and
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Values are core, constant,
passionate, biblical beliefs that
drive Your ministry
Passionate
Constant
Beliefs
Biblical
Core
How will we discover your
values?
• Discuss their
importance
• Study other
churches values
• Do a Core Value
Audit
• Describe the
Perfect Church
• Review the
Church Budget
Why is a Purpose Statement
Important?
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It dictates ministry direction
It formulates the ministry’s function
It focuses the ministry’s future
It provides a guideline for decision
making
• It inspires ministry unity
• It shapes the strategy
• It enhances ministry effectiveness
Why is a Purpose Statement
Important?
• It ensures an enduring organization
• It facilitates evaluation
What is a Purpose Statement?
• It’s a broad, brief, biblical statement of
what the ministry is supposed to be doing
How Will We Write a Purpose
Statement?
• Base it on Your
Values
• Focus on Your
Direction of Ministry
• Write it clearly and
concisely
• Share it with the
Team for evaluation
and refinement
Why is a Vision Statement
Important?
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It encourages unity
It creates energy
It provides purpose to the congregation
It fosters risk taking
It enhances leadership
It promotes excellence
It sustains ministry
What is a Vision Statement?
• It is a clear,
challenging picture
of the future of the
ministry as you
believe it can and
must be
How Will We Develop the
Vision Statement?
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Envisioning Prayer
Expanding the Mission
Thinking Big
Brainstorming
Organizing and Questioning the dream
Sharing it with the Team for evaluation
and refinement
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Values, Purpose and Vision