Last week, we answered a few questions and started brainstorming ideas for a mission statement. It really started me thinking about a whole lot of areas. And well…I started to get overwhelmed!!
So, let’s narrow things down a little bit today and actually get a draft on paper. Pull out your brainstorming notebook and look back through what you’ve written. Does anything jump out at you right away? Do you see any “themes” in your notes?
As I was reading through mine, I noticed one main mission. Then, I broke it down into my life roles: wife, mom, community & church member. Obviously, your mission won’t be the same as mine…and it may not even break down so easily, but I thought I’d share what I’ve come up with. I’m pretty satisfied with it, but I may still tweak it a little bit.
To be a whole-hearted follower of Christ and to glorify Him by:
- Supporting, respecting, and honoring my husband.
- Shepherding the hearts of my children.
- Using the gifts and talents I’ve been given to share God’s love with those around me.
- Stewarding wisely the time and resources God has entrusted to me.
Two points to remember when writing a mission statement:
1) Make it broad, but not too vague.
Your mission statement encompasses your life, so in that respect it is going to be broad! But your mission statement is also focusing in on one or two main purposes, so it needs to have some detail!
2) Allow room for change.
If you’ve written a good mission statement, it should still be applicable ten, twenty, or even fifty years down the road. However, life sometimes throws a curve and you need to make changes, so just remember it isn’t set in stone.
Once you’ve written out your mission statement, would you be willing to share?!! I’d love to write a post with a variety of mom mission statements!