Love and Trust
Your mission, vision, and values are the core of your business. Everything you do will have roots in these three things, and for that reason it so important that love and trust are incorporated into your foundation. There are two things we will establish before we go through developing your mission, vision and values:
- Love needs to be at the center of any business
- We do not own our business, God does
According to Christ there is no commandment greater than love, and yet so many of us do not even consider how to love when we create our business. Whatever industry you are in, there is no doubt that you have been blessed with the gifts to succeed. It says so in 1 Corinthians 12, but in chapter 13 it says that we are nothing and we gain nothing without love.
Is love your purpose?
If you are participating in this conference, then God has given you a vision and an opportunity to share His love for the world using your unique talents. Do not let this confuse you! Though it may be your opportunity it is God’s business.
No matter what industry you are working in there will be a moment where you will want to take credit for success instead of giving that glory to God. When that moment comes your reaction will show you what is most important to you. Remember “let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
Mission, Vision, and Values
Now that we have centered ourselves in love, and have submitted ourselves to God’s will, we can begin to craft our mission and vision statements and the values of our business.
Your mission is concise statement that delivers the purpose and intention of your company. It will highlight the product and illuminate the goal you hope to achieve.
Your vision is a powerful way to share God will achieve through you. It is statement of the direction you are going and where that direction will lead to. A God given mission may be scary because often times it is bigger than you believe you can handle. It is ok, that’s a good thing.
The values chosen will embody the character of your business, and in turn will reflect upon your individual character. You want impactful words and that bring no question about your brand.