CM vision – We need one
“We don’t really have a ‘vision’ for our children’s ministry, apart from the ‘Great Commission.’ How do we create one?”
As you consider creating a CM vision, be careful that you support the overall church vision, and that you involve your church administration in the process. If your church administration is involved, and happy with the result, the CM vision will be embraced and supported by them. If you have any leaders on your CM team, it would be good to involve them in this process as well. If they “own” the vision statement, they will support it.
“Without a vision the people perish.” (Prov. 29:18); “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.” (Prov. 3: 6); “Go into all the world…” (Matthew 28: 19-20)
Consider what you want to accomplish in the children, their parents, and the community. Most CM vision statements include simple words about what the CM will accomplish, such as, “The CM exists to…” Typical considerations are evangelism, discipleship, Biblical preparation, parent/family support, or involvement in service to the church or community. As you seek God for a CM vision, consider three questions: 1) What do you want to accomplish? 2) Who is the focus of your work? 3) How will you accomplish your goals? For more help, click on the links below.