Love God —Serve Others —Make Disciples. This is our parish mission statement.
You may wonder from where we derived our mission statement. It comes from combining what is often called the great commandment of Jesus with the great commission of Jesus.
Love God —Serve Others In Mark 12:28-31, Jesus is asked perhaps the most important question possible, which makes His answer the most important answer possible. Jesus is asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” and Jesus answered “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and the second is like it, Love your neighbor as yourself”. “There is no other commandment greater than these”. So Love God, and Love others is the great commandment of Jesus. We believe our love for others is lived out by our service to others, we decided to use the phrase Love God --Serve Others.
—Make Disciples. In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus says the last thing He is going to say to His apostles before He ascends into heaven. Among the things He considers important enough to make one of His last statements is this command, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations". Making disciples is the great commission of Jesus to which we are all called and sent to fulfill.
As you will note below our mission statement is reflected in our parish Playbook, by "What we do."
St. Paul Catholic Church Strategic Organizational Playbook
1. Why do we exist?
We exist to lead all people to eternal life.
2. How do we behave?
We behave with excellence, vision, and the strongest sense of stewardship.
3. What do we do?
We love God, serve others, and make disciples.
4. How will we succeed?
In faithfulness to the Catholic Church, we will: · Deepen the relationship between Jesus Christ and our parishioners · Form intentional disciples who are actively engaged in our parish community · Ensure individual and community growth through evangelization and service
5. What is most important, right now?
Forming Disciples. Helping people grow to their full maturity in Christ based on a rich and deep understanding of Scripture and Tradition. It touches marriage and family, adult and child, leadership and discipleship, and community(Thematic Goal)
6. Who must do what?
Fr. Doug Halsema *Executive Steering Team Leadership [Pastor] *Organizational Health Champion *Strategic Planning *Faith Engaged Process *Communicate and Reinforce Organizational Clarity
Donnie Plombon *Leadership Development [Director of Leadership *Organizational Health Champion Development] *Strategic Planning *Faith Engaged Process *Communicate and Reinforce Organizational Clarity
Executive Steering Team *Strategic Planning and Organizational Health *Faith Engaged Process *Communicate and Reinforce Organizational Clarity
Pastoral Council *Tactical Support of Steering Team Initiatives & Goals *Communicate and Reinforce Organizational Clarity
Stewardship Council *Tactical Support of Steering Team Initiatives & Goals *Communicate and Reinforce Organizational Clarity
Finance Council *Tactical Support of Steering Team Initiatives & Goals *Communicate and Reinforce Organizational Clarity
St. Paul Staff [Team] *Tactical Support of Steering Team Initiatives & Goals *Communicate and Reinforce Organizational Clarity