Mission and Vision

Comparison of Mission and Vision

To get a good understanding of our vision, it is important to understand the difference between vision and mission.
Mission is what an organization does – it answers the question,“What do we do?” It is action.
It is the vehicle for vision or the roadmap to the vision.

 It looks at today and is focused on the present. Mission involves management.
 For a church, mission describes the unchanging biblical
 purpose given by Jesus for His Church.

On the other hand, vision is the results of what an organization does – it answers the question,
 “What will happen as a result of what we do?”

It is results. It is the ends or consequences of mission. It looks forward and is orientated to the future.
Vision involves leadership. For a church, vision describes the qualities of
 ministry a church desires to be known for and provides a concrete picture of their desired future.

The Mission

The Vision

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20

Following the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), the final admonition Jesus gave to His disciples during His earthly ministry, Northside Baptist Church believes we exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ both here and abroad. This is our mission statement.

Our Vision here at Northside is reaching the NOW GENERATION With the Gospel while navigating a RAPIDLY CHANGING culture

Our Values


To Speak Jesus means expressing words of love, truth, and grace, reflecting the transformative power of faith in our conversations and interactions with others.


To worship boldly like Jesus did, we should approach God with authenticity, passion, and a wholehearted commitment, allowing our praise OUT as we connect deeply with our creator.


To shape culture like Jesus did, we should exemplify and promote values of humility, compassion, and inclusivity, influencing the world positively through our attitudes, behaviors, and interactions.


Living missionally, like Jesus, involves actively engaging with the world around us, sharing the transformative message of love, compassion, and redemption through both our words and actions


We should love radically, as Jesus did, by extending compassion and kindness unconditionally, embracing all with an open heart and selfless devotion.


Emulating Jesus's sacrificial giving, our approach to tithes, talents, and treasures should mirror a selfless and wholehearted commitment. Just as Jesus gave sacrificially of Himself for the greater good, we are called to contribute with a spirit of generosity and devotion.