Mission Statements

Everyone has a mission statement these days. One of the most interesting of these statements comes from one of my favorite fast-food restaurant chains: Chick-fil-A. The Chick-fil-A mission statement is simple, elegant, and very provocative – Serve God! During Lent I am preaching a series of messages on the official mission statement of the Presbyterian Church USA. This statement is found in the Foundations section of our Book of Order. Last week I preached on the first theme: The Proclamation of the Gospel for the Salvation of Humankind and today I will preach on The Shelter, Nurture and Spiritual Fellowship of the Children of God. Tomorrow I will give a brief digest of this sermon. I hope that you have a life’s mission statement – and that you live by it.