Chapter 3 – Purpose


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Define the term “statement of purpose.”
  • Explain the importance of purpose.
  • Explain the difference between purpose and objectives.
  • Explain the difference between a Statement of Purpose and a Doctrinal Statement.
  • Write a Statement of Purpose.
  • List ways purpose can be communicated to others.


In the last lesson you learned that God is a God of purpose who is continuously making and implementing plans to accomplish His purpose.

God anoints and uses those who understand His purpose and are willing to be part of His plan. To become part of God’s plan, your life and ministry must be in harmony with His purpose. You must live and minister with the same sense of purpose that directed the life and ministry of Jesus.

This lesson will help you formulate a Statement of Purpose that is in harmony with the purpose and plans of God.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.