Purpose

  • Determines the ministry’s direction
  • Influenced by Scripture
    • Great Commandments
    • Great Commission
    • Philippians 3:8 Paul considered “everything else as loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus Christ”
    • I Corinthians 10:31 “All our actions, whether eating or drinking or whatever we do, are to be done for the glory of GodAll of our time, energy and dollars should contribute to this ultimate Purpose
  • Describes the Mission of an organization
  • For a church, it should reflect life’s ultimate purpose
  • When there is disagreement, the organization’s purpose takes priority over a staff or volunteer’s purpose
  • Broad enough to cover all Priorities
  • Ultimately determined by the core leadership team