Nowadays we find “Mission Statements” everywhere—on the walls of schools and universities, in hotel rooms, in hospital brochures.
The reason is rather simple: A group works with greater enthusiasm and unity if all are clear about, and committed to, a worthwhile mission.
What is your mission?
What is the mission of the group you are leading?
Are you helping the group to fulfil its mission?
Activities and Mission
If I am a Salesian, for instance, my mission is not running schools, or funding projects for street children or providing technical education to youth. These are activities, and can be expressions of a mission—of degraded to a business.
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Fr Joe Mannath SDB