The congregation’s vision, mission, and covenant process captures the people’s sense of who they are and who they want to be as a religious community. It is the clearest articulation of why the people think the congregation should exist, and the results can help the congregation in all areas of its decision making. What should our priorities be? How should we spend our money? How should we treat one another in committee meetings, social gatherings, and the children’s time? A clear and living Mission, Vision & Covenant can help answer these questions. Over and over again, the work and life of the congregation can be guided, inspired, and shaped by the collective commitments and aspirations of the congregation as reflected in their vision, mission, and covenant statements.