God's Purpose for the Church

Church leaders need a good grasp on God's purpose for the church. Jesus identified the greatest commandments as that of loving God and loving people. What better purpose can there be for a church and ministry leaders to pursue?
Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." (Matt. 22:37-40)

Assess Your Pursuit of God's Purpose for the Church

To determine what barriers you need to break through to line up more with God's Purposes, answer the following questions.
Click on your response. After reading some thoughts on that answer, use your back button and continue on this page.
  1. How actively have you been pursuing God's purpose for the church?
    1. don't think much about it
    2. occasionally take it into consideration
    3. regularly make it a part of leadership decisions and activities

  2. Do you have a written purpose statement?
    1. yes
    2. no
    3. plan to

  3. What have you let guide you in making leadership decisions?
    1. denominational doctrine or bylaws
    2. instinct, gut feelings
    3. God's Word
    4. prayer

  4. What holds you back from being more purposeful in your leadership?
    1. time constraints
    2. seems like too much effort (laziness?)
    3. others won't come along
    4. it doesn't fit my personality or style

Hopefully you took time to click on your response to each question. Be sure to follow up on suggestions provided. For more input, take time to look at each response to benefit even further.
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Church Purpose Resource:

Church Purpose Manual
Church Purpose
Ministry Manual

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