Monday, April 30, 2007
Personal Mission Statements
I was first introduced to a personal mission statement in March 2004. I was challenged to look at God's work in my life, my calling and gifts, etc. Then I was given about an hour to work on coming up with some ideas. I developed it over the next few weeks and came up with "As I follow and experience Jesus Christ, I desire to be a shepherd who loves, invests, and inspires those around me to be world-shaping Christ followers."
Now 3 years later, I see that this statement doesn't reflect me much at all. First off, I don't have a shepherd's heart. I love leading and challenging people, but I don't really like counseling people or doing hospital visits. I like the nitty-gritty side of ministry. I am pulled more toward apostolic kind of roles . . . vision casting, leadership development, and the deeper Christian life. I do have a passion for investing in people's lives, but it's almost too narrowly defined in this mission statement.
So over the last few weeks, I've come up with a early draft of a new one. Tell me what you think. does this sound like me? Does it reflect what you know of my calling, passion, gifts, etc.?
Personal Mission - "To experience fullness in Jesus Christ and to challenge those around me to Kingdom-minded living."