Does your church need a mission or vision statement?

In Church Planting is for Wimps, Mike McKinley describes what the church he pastors did with their mission and vision statement:

“We got rid of it!”


“If you need to write out a statement in order to remember that your church is supposed to evangelise the lost and help Christians grow in Christ, friend, you shouldn’t be a church planter.”

The point he’s making is that if you are teaching what the BIble says about what it means to be a faithful Christian and a faithful church, they should know what they need to be doing without the need for a mantra or formal statement.