Casting a complete vision includes intentionally defining two sides of vision. You may have heard purpose and mission defined in different ways, but crafting and communicating both of these well is a huge opportunity to lead your church in healthy growth.
Purpose is your church’s ultimate, eternal reason for existence. It’s the big picture, anchoring reason your church is here. It’s the big “why” that comes directly from the Bible. Creating a purpose statement explains who you are and why you are as a church.
Mission is what your church is aiming for currently and for the short term. Your mission has a deadline and isn’t so big and broad that it’ll never be accomplished. It’s what accomplishing your purpose looks like in the next season of ministry.
Working on your church’s purpose and mission is one side and casting the vision for it is another. Getting your volunteers and staff connected with it is the way to move your church forward.