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?

 

 

 

 

 

Author: gohbyname

A Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, I am a systemic Personnel practitioner. I've worked in the private (British Airways), public (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore), and most recently in the third sector (International charity). My current work involves delivering HR and OD at a strategic level. Operationally, I have a working knowledge of all aspects of HR & OD, including employee engagement, talent and diversity retention, employment and immigration law, TUPE, learning & development and recruitment both in a UK and international setting.

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