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Leadership Is Mission #277

Your Vision statement defines where God wants you to be in the future. Your Mission statement, shows the process you use to accomplish the Vision. Think of it as the difference between a goal (the Vision) and the road map (the Mission).  The Vision is the ‘what we are here to do’. The Mission is ‘how we are going to do it’. We need both.

Nehemiah’s Vision could have been to bring revival to his people. Hence, his Mission could have been to teach and mobilize his people while building the wall. He encouraged teamwork, responsibility, hard work and set the stage for Ezra to teach.

Noah, could have had a Vision to change the world. Then, his Mission statement could have been to build the Ark saving his family and animals.

Joseph’s Vision could have been to save the people from famine. However, his Mission statement was to serve his Master by organizing and leading his kingdom.

God gave Moses a Vision of the Promised Land.  His mission was to lead his people out of Egypt and into their future.

God has a Vision for us, “The Lord … is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9 NIV)

Therefore, our Mission given by God could be, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Go ye into all the world, teach and baptize.” (Matthew 28:19 NIV)

The Vision and Mission work together providing the direction to your ‘North Star’ to guide, anchor and keep us focused. Getting a satellite into orbit requires hundreds of minor mid-flight course corrections to achieve the target. Once your Ministry has these prayerful foundation statements, it just takes minor changes to accomplish what God has in mind.

Our personal Mission statement for the Jethro Group is, ‘To influence our world strategically; by demonstrating God’s love, integrating family, church and the corporate world of business to a life of integrity, excellence and Servant Leadership’.

Demonstrating God’s love is an obvious.  The way I see it, you and I, need to demonstrate God’s love in everything we do.

Leadership is designing a Mission strategy to accomplish your Vision.

Yours in Service,
Laurie D. Kennedy
Leadership Coach
ldkjethrogroup@gmail.com

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Leadership Is Vision, Mission & Values

 

Laurie KennedyThis week we conclude our annual review of the organizational foundation principles. Every organization whether Business, Church or Mission needs Vision, Mission and Values statements. As illustrative material this is the published Vision, Mission and Values of the Jethro Group.  This is the indispensable foundation of our Blog, Coaching, Consulting and Speaking activities.

Vision:

Our Vision is the ‘What’ we do. The Jethro Group will complete its God directed work when this statement is achieved.

“Healthy Leaders: leading, serving and caring with integrity.”

Mission:

Our Mission is the ‘How’. The Jethro Group will work tirelessly to accomplish our God directed Vision by:

“Influencing our world strategically, demonstrating God’s love, integrating, family, church and the corporate world of business into a life of integrity, excellence and Servant Leadership.”

Values:

Our Values are the ‘Foundation’ statements that are without compromise and non-negotiable statements of belief and action. All decisions and the results of the Jethro Group reflect the Values.

  • Integrity
  • Faith Focused
  • Family Devoted
  • Teamwork
  • Servant Leadership
  • Prayer Directed
  • Demonstrating God’s love
  • Excellence

Motto:

The ‘motto’ is casual.  It is a tag line, an elevator speech, a reference point that summarizes everything we do. It is also designed to fit on a T shirt.

“Coaching Leaders to Serve”

Leadership is … ensuring your Vision, Mission and Values are known believed and lived daily by everyone in your organization.

Yours in Service,

Laurie D. Kennedy
Leadership Coach
Jethro Group
ldkjethrogroup@gmail.com

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Leadership Is Defining your Mission  

Laurie KennedyYour Vision statement defines where God wants you to be at an undetermined time in the future. Your Mission statement, shows the process you are using to accomplish the Vision. Think of it as the difference between a goal (the Vision) and the road map (the Mission).  The Vision is the ‘what we are here to do’. The Mission is the ‘how we are going to do it’. We need both.

Nehemiah’s Vision could have been to bring revival to his people. Hence, his Mission statement could have been to teach and mobilize his people while building the wall.

Noah, could have had a Vision statement to change the world. Then, his Mission statement could have been to build the Arc saving his family and animals.

Joseph’s Vision statement could have been to save the people from famine. However, his Mission statement was to serve his Master by organizing and leading his kingdom.

God gave Moses a Vision of the Promised Land.  Hence, his mission was to lead his people out of Egypt and into their future.

God has a Vision for us, “The Lord … is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9 NIV) Therefore, our Mission statement, given by God to us could be “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Go ye into all the world, teach and baptize.” (Matthew 28:19 NIV)

The Vision and Mission work together providing a ‘North Star’ to guide and an ‘anchor’ to keep us focused. I read somewhere that getting a satellite into orbit requires hundreds of minor mid-flight course corrections to achieve the target. Once your Ministry has these prayerful foundation statements, it just takes minor changes to accomplish what God has in mind.

Leadership is … knowing that God has directed us to lead our world to him, we are challenged to grow our Ministries in both quality and quantity of believers.

Yours in Service,

Laurie D. Kennedy
Leadership Coach
Jethro Group
ldkjethrogroup@gmail.com

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