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The Mission Statement: Paul Used Just Ten Words

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An online devotional for writers

A Word From The Word

I proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles. (Galatians 1:16, NLT)

The Mission Statement: an online devotional for writers based on Gal 1:16 with Word Wise at Nonprofit Copywriting #ChrsitianWriting #amwriting #StrategicPlanning

A Word For Writers

Apostle Paul’s mission statement was clear: “I proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles” (Galatians 1:16).

  • He had a clear task: proclaim 
  • He had a clear audience: Gentiles – anyone who is not Jewish
  • He had a clear desired outcome: make sure they understood the Good News so they could respond to Jesus. 

In just ten words, Paul summarized the call on his life. How did he come up with that one? 

After his conversion, Paul disappeared into the Arabian desert for three years. No, he wasn’t attending a writing seminar. 

Instead, he spent time with Jesus

Paul came away with a powerful mandate. And look what happened as a result of his ministry: churches were planted. Lives were changed. Leaders were raised up to keep spreading the Good News.

A clear, direct mission statement allows you to pursue ministry with purpose.

One reason Paul had clarity because he took time to ask God for it. Have you?

A Wise Word

Ask God for clarity as you write your mission statement.

A Word To Pray

Heavenly Father,

You have called each of us to a special mission. Let me take time to seek your direction and give me ears to hear you. Let me record my mission with clarity and carry it out with purpose.

In Jesus’s name, Amen.

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