Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Great Commission, Mission Alignment, Strategic Culture, Vision
Christianity | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Religion
Fuller, David, "Mission Statement Alignment: Guiding Ministries toward a Strategic Culture Focused on the Great Commission" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 935.
The development of organizational mission statements has been emphasized since the early 1990's. Church ministries and religious organizations providing direct human services within communities have utilized mission statements to articulate actions and identity. The purpose of this project is to provide a framework to construct a clearly defined mission statement, to measure the behavior of the organization to determine proper mission statement alignment and to focus that alignment toward the great commission. The project will survey religious organizations within the United States and compare religious non-profits' operational and administrative procedures to their own mission statement. Based on the findings of the project's research, a review of scripture, books and related research a process for mission statement development is offered, keys for mission alignment are proposed and a tool for measuring mission statement alignment that focuses organizational actions toward the great commission found in Matthew 28 is presented.