Any Christian church or fellowship must have a clear, Holy Bible generated Mission Statement. This might be compared to the heart in the human body or the engine in an automobile. It is most essential. The Mission Statement is the general, over-arching goal of the church.
The Vision might be called the meat on the bones. The Vision includes those particular matters (Visions) that the Lord wills for the church to embrace in fulfilling its goal.
The function of every branch of ministry in our church must be rooted in this church’s Mission Statement and Vision. There are to be no independent satellites in the local church. So, while each ministry works out its particular function through those called or given to that work, all of the parts are integral to the one body.