Mission Drift

by Peter Greer, Chris Horst, & Anna Haggard     |     Book Summary


Author: Peter Greer, Chris Horst, & Anna Haggard
Publisher: Bethany House
Date: 2015
Pages: 224

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


Many well-intentioned, faith-based organizations end up drifting from their founders’ guiding principles. Even entire denominations have drifted from theological tenets that were once cornerstones within their people. Oftentimes, this happens to organizations slowly and subtly. Before long, organizations reflect on their beginnings and realize that they no longer recognize who they once were as a company or church. This can be referred to as mission drift, and it is a temptation that every faith leader must face and be prepared to combat. “Mission Drift is a very real possibility for every organization. The zeal and beliefs of the founders are insufficient safeguards.” (p. 21)

The good news is that mission drift is avoidable, and there are lots of examples of mission-true organizations and churches to serve as examples of how to avoid drifting from the original mission embarked upon by the founders. It takes hard work, intentionality, and awareness, but organizations can adopt practices that will keep them from drifting.





Union With Christ

by Peter Greer, Chris Horst, & Anna Haggard

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Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Peter Greer, Chris Horst, & Anna Haggard
Publisher Bethany House
Date 2015
Pages 224


Overview:

Many well-intentioned, faith-based organizations end up drifting from their founders’ guiding principles. Even entire denominations have drifted from theological tenets that were once cornerstones within their people. Oftentimes, this happens to organizations slowly and subtly. Before long, organizations reflect on their beginnings and realize that they no longer recognize who they once were as a company or church. This can be referred to as mission drift, and it is a temptation that every faith leader must face and be prepared to combat. “Mission Drift is a very real possibility for every organization. The zeal and beliefs of the founders are insufficient safeguards.” (p. 21)

The good news is that mission drift is avoidable, and there are lots of examples of mission-true organizations and churches to serve as examples of how to avoid drifting from the original mission embarked upon by the founders. It takes hard work, intentionality, and awareness, but organizations can adopt practices that will keep them from drifting.