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Biblical Business Principles – Last week we focused on Mission Statements. Does your Mission Statement help people understand and align with why your business exists and what you do?

As previously noted, a Mission Statement describes why your business exists and what you do. A Vision Statement describes where you would be if you achieved your ultimate success. Core Value Statements delineate how you will do the Mission as you journey toward the Vision.

This week we will focus on Vision Statements. A written Vision Statement should describe an attractive, realistic, credible future toward which your organization is aiming; a future that is more desirable, better, and more successful than the present. An effective Vision Statement will energize people by helping them see beyond what currently exists to what can be in the future. What is your Vision for your business?

Why is a Vision Statement important?
• God is a visionary. From Genesis to Revelation God constantly keeps a vision for the future in front on man. Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. Revelation 21:1 NLT Jesus constantly painted a picture of the future.
• It helps you think through where you are headed. Have you thought through your Vision? Have you included others in developing your Vision Statement? If you have a written Vision Statement, have you meditated on it recently?
• Vision requires faith. What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT Does your Vision increase yours and others faith?
• It helps everyone focus on where you want your business to go. Vision increases effectiveness as energy is concentrated; conversely, energy is wasted when applied to activities leading to where you don’t want to go. Does your Vision Statement energize people?
• A written Vision Statement helps employees know the company Vision so they can see how it fits their personal Vision; and see how they can help carry it out. Do your employees know your Vision? How do you know?
• It helps employees work together as a team as they see the ultimate end. Is your Vision Statement enhancing teamwork?
• It helps customer know where you’re headed, and suppliers align with you to better serve you. Is your Vision Statement readily available to people outside the company? Does your Vision come through clearly on your website?

As a leader, do you consistently and constantly recast your Vision?

Is your Vision in line with God’s vision for your company? What in your Vision Statement will only happen if God acts?

Bit of Wisdom
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18 KJV

Forums Ministry News
Business By the Book Workshops are an excellent way to learn and review Biblical Business Principles. To view a promotional video, go to:
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