Faith-based organizations often experience shifts away from their original mission, changing their programs, services and activities in a way that takes the focus away from the organizations’ fundamental roots.
HOPE International executives Peter Greer and Chris Horst explain this phenomenon and what organizations can do about it in the 2015 Christianity Today award-winning book Mission Drift. The book is recommended for staff, board members, donors, volunteers and other leadership, to address organizational mission-wandering.
The book describes how to build succession into organization to keep the churches priorities in line. The description of the book starts off: “Without careful attention, faith-based organizations drift from their founding mission. It’s that simple. It will happen. Why do so many organizations wander from their mission, while others remain Mission True? Can drift be prevented?” (more…)