It can be very easy for an organization to get so wrapped up in the method that it uses for implementing its vision that the method becomes the vision. It's a term coined by Peter Greer called "Mission Drift." It's also an excellent book to read.
When Kenbrook was named over 66 years ago it was widely known and held that the word "Ken" meant 'to know.' Therefore the full name Kenbrook meant "to know God by a brook."
In the 1970s Kenbrook Bible Camp isolated four words, as a focusing statement, for it's long held vision: God, self, others and nature. These words focus the purpose of Kenbrook with it's Anabaptist roots. It was simple, memorable and easy for all to know that these were the areas of special attention.
Over the years other mission statements have come and gone. The mission has sometimes led the way and other times the method of implementation has led the way. But here, in 2016, we return to a long held vision and realize that it stands to lead us into the future of Kenbrook.
"To Know And Be Known: God, Self, Others and Nature."
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