I’m posting on A Life Overseas today on the topic of Mission Drift. This discussion is based on the fantastic book, Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches, by Peter Greer which I highly recommend.
Peter Greer is the president of HOPE International, a global faith-based microfinance organization based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He recently spoke at the Catalyst Conference I attended.
Over at A Life Overseas, I recount what Missions Drift is as well as some qualities of a Mission True organization from the book.
I encourage you to go take a look. This post is best read second, after the A Life Overseas post.
Here we are going to go a bit deeper and look at avoiding this inevitable slide.
7 Steps to Prevent Mission Drift:
1. Believe the Gospel Matters.
Compare these two quotes.