God’s Mission Statement
While most corporations and organizations have a mission statement that defines who they are and what they do, few individuals, not to mention followers of Christ, have a mission statement for their lives … this despite the fact that our God has one. Rev. Isaac Smith challenges individual believers to develop a personal mission statement congruent with God’s, which Smith finds in Paul’s “trustworthy saying deserving of full acceptance” (1 Tim 1:15) that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. As we evaluate our desires and the ways we are uniquely gifted in developing our mission statement, we must make sure that it lines up with God’s mission statement by prioritizing Christ and the salvation of souls, heeding the urgent words of John Wesley: “You have nothing to do but to save souls.”
Isaac Smith has grown up in the Church and still loves it. He has planted a church and served small bi-vocational churches, mid-sized churches, and a large growing congregation. For the past thirteen years he has been District Superintendent of the Dakota District. Rev. Smith also serves on several boards in The Wesleyan Church, including the General Board and Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Isacc is married to Esther, and they have three married sons, two of whom are Wesleyan pastors, and seven grandchildren. They live on a small ranch in Wyoming.