Vision and Values: Key to Achieving Our Mission

An important part of our Strategic Planning session involved clarifying Inspire Christian Writers’ vision.

To determine our vision, we asked, “What is it we want to do through Inspire?” The answer to that question became Inspire’s Vision Statement:

“Equipping writers, inspired by God, to transform the world.”

Our Vision Statement complements our Mission Statement. Together they define who we are, what we do and why we do it.

Our Strategic Planning Team also identified five Core Values. We agreed that these values would guide our beliefs about how things should be done among Inspire Christian Writers.

Five Core Values:

Empowering Unity


Edifying Communication

Excellence in Craft

Eternal Impact

As we seek to fulfill our vision, we are sure to encounter challenges along the way. Events and attitudes may rise up against us, threatening to undermine our efforts and keep us from reaching our goals.

If we hold to these values and implement and protect them in all we do, they will help us overcome these challenges and achieve the vision and mission of Inspire.

We will explore our Core Values a little deeper this week, until then…

What is your Vision Statement for your writing ministry? Have you identified the core values that will guide you to achieving your vision? If so, I’d love to have you share them.

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Elizabeth M. Thompson writes contemporary nonfiction, articles and devotionals using her experiences as a Bible teacher, wife, mother and grief navigator. She also enjoys speaking at writer’s conferences and women’s ministry events. Although her background includes marketing and education, writing has always been a driving force in her life. She is currently pursuing publication for her one-year grief devotional book, When the Waves Crash. Her most rewarding adventures to date include her marriage to Michael, parenting her three children, and serving Christian writers through Inspire. Her publication credits include articles published by Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian, and contributions to Whispering in God’s Ear (Waterbrook 2005) and Inspire Promise (Inspire Press 2014).