It’s my firm conviction that the church of Jesus Christ doesn’t need to craft a mission statement. Why? Because it already has one! When Jesus gave the Great Commission (Matthew 28.16-20), he gave the church the greatest mission statement ever!
However, it’s also my firm conviction that the church of Jesus Christ needs to know how God wants that mission statement worked out in the local church – and that’s why statements of vision and purpose should be crafted by church leaders. You can listen to my talk on this subject, “The Mission Propels The Vision”, here.