A Process for your Church Leadership Team
How does your church make decisions? Who makes the decisions? How timely are decisions made?
Step 1: Values
Your core values give your church its sense of individual identity, provide direction, and are foundation upon which decisions are made. Run the decision through your core values. Ask these two question to help you discern whether you can say yes to a decision.
1. Is this decision consistent with and connected to our core values?
Step 2: Mission
Now you are looking at how this decision connects with your church's mission, the statement that describes why your church exists. Your mission statement answers the question, Should we say yes to this decision?
Step 3: Vision
Your vision is what you wish to see come to being in the next few years. Ask the question, Does this decision contribute to accomplishing our vision? At this step you are answering the final question of, "Will we say yes to this decision?"