Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Family "Vision" Statement

Thought I'd post some preliminary thoughts on a vision statement my wife and I are creating for our family. A vision statement suggests a "destination" you are aiming to go. We are also developing goals and an action plan to get there. But so far, this is where we're at:

Kenney Family Vision

"Because of God's great love for us in Jesus Christ- we will demonstrate a great love for God, for each other within our family, and for the world around us."

It's basic - which I think vision statements should be. It starts with God's love for us, which requires a response. We want our children to understand and experience the love of God FIRST, then allow that to help them RESPOND to Him, our family, an dthe world they live in with LOVE as well.

For each of our kids, this will look somewhat different - because our kids are unique and different. We're currently looking at ways to make this more specific and practical for each child.

This statement is really giving my wife and I more direction and intentionality in the way we live as a family, raise our children, etc.


cali bro-in-law said...

I like the "family vision statement" idea...but weren't you involved in an informal photoshoot last week before you left for Jamaica?
How about a new photo?

Jessica said...

I love that idea! More people should do that, I think, to make things more - here comes the Quest buzzword - intentional. I think I need more of a personal mission statement, come to think of it!

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