It is my belief that every Christian family should write a mission statement. Here is my mission statement:
The Stobaugh Family Mission Statement
We are called to live radical Christian lives as if we belong to God and not to ourselves (Gals. 2:20). Therefore we will seek the Lord with all our heart–knowing He will be found. We will have a heart for the Lost. He has given us the ministry of reconciliation; indeed, our family is an image of this reconciliation (Romans 8; 2 Cor. 5). We will be His ambassadors. He has given us a family to raise and people to influence for Him. We want to be world changers. The job(s) to which God has called us to do is requiring all we have and it is worthy of our best and total efforts.
Our Family: We will raise up our four children to be world changers. We want them to accept this mission statement and we want them to discern the times.
Our Jobs: Pastoring, Writing, Lecturing, Teaching–All are related to the abovementioned mission statement.
In summary, henceforth the Stobaughs shall make decisions based on this mission statement–not on circumstances. Every new job or activity must further this mission statement or be rejected.
Here are the guide questions:
What is(are) a general statement(s) that summarizes our familyâ€™s goals? What is our family Scripture(s)?
What are more specific goals?
Give a summary statement.