Christian Leaders : Does your Vision Statement or Strategic Plan meet the Psalm 23 test?

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Does it acknowledge the Lord? Does it reflect needs rather than wants?

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters,

Is it task-focussed, driven by human (you) endeavour? Or is led by God and characterised by His easy yoke and peace?

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Is it restorative, just and gives glory to God?

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Is it based ON God-given en-COURAGE-ment?

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Is it overflowing with God’s love?

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Is it life-giving?






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