In an effort to develop a vision and mission statement, we often get the ideas reversed, and rightfully so, since they are interrelated.
The mission of an organization, specifically the church, describes “what to do.” The foundation is built on the purpose of our existence and the mission directs every decision for all related activities.
The vision describes what we desire to see as a result of the mission. The vision takes into consideration the image of the future that connects the long-term desires with achievable goals.
We must communicate both the vision and mission if we hope to achieve any level of success.