Mappings has developed a unique and powerful approach to personal and organizational leadership.

Our Distinctive

Above the Line Leadership© encourages mission-minded leaders to sufficiently consider four “Above the Line” dynamics prior to making any “Below the line” decisions that will impact the organizations they lead.

PURPOSE (Above the line)

What is your ultimate purpose?


“Above the Line Leadership© is a disciplined approach to decision-making that ensures mission advancement.”

PERSPECTIVE (Above the line)

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Mappings affirms the Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father.

Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].

With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.


PRIORITIES (Above the line)

What will you accept as evidence that you are accomplishing your Purpose (mission)?

Common Church Priorities:


To accomplish our Purpose of helping Christian leaders faithfully navigate their calling, we focus on these four priorities:

Ideal Leadership – Team members who embody our philosophy of ministry.

Transforming Solutions – Products and services that help Christian leaders faithfully navigate their calling.

Ministry Connections – Opportunities that allow us to influence Christian leaders.

Sustainable Resources – Assets that empower our Purpose.

PERSONALITY (Above the line)

How will you behave as you pursue your Priorities?


“Jesus said, I am the Vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me, you can do nothing.”

Above the Line
Below the Line

PROVISIONS (Below the line)

What will you provide?


“Nothing is more practical than good theory.”