TUMI Harvesters Update
Our mission is to empower urban leaders and partner with local churches to reach their cities with the Gospel, with the goal of seeing a healthy church in every community of poverty. For the first time in our history we have an actual strategic plan, a clear document that communicates how our strategic intent aligns with our plans, strategies, staff, operations, and funding. Of course, World Impact has always had tons of strategic insights and deep experience into what it means to serve Christ in the city. We all know that we share a unique understanding of the role of culture in mission, a rich biblical comprehension of the meaning of the poor, and that we own a nuanced, broad experience of urban culture and life. We have an unapologetic commitment to biblical mission.
We have had brilliant moments of insight and our history shows an evolving shared wisdom. We discovered the power of discipleship in the 70s, unpacked our commitment to social justice in the 80s, and discovered the centrality of the church in the 90s. Through 2000 we have affirmed our belief in empowering indigenous leaders and the local church. We continue to discuss too, the importance of movements and church planting networks, but never before have we made our explicit commitment to big ideas to a strategic plan that leads to the specific strategies that align, connect, and integrate all the dimensions of our work into a single, coherent, and effective enterprise for Christ. This Strategic Plan does that.
MISSION: World Impact empowers urban leaders* and partners with local churches to reach their cities with the Gospel
BHAG (Big Holy Audacious Goal): A healthy church in every community of poverty
3HAG (3-year Highly Achievable Goal): Identify and empower 100 partners to empower 100,000 workers* in communities of poverty
*An empowered leader is a Godly follower of Christ who: 1) Shares the Gospel, 2) Disciples growing Christians and 3) Affirms their calling