The Divine Design Declarations are core value of the Divine Design Process. 

They answer the question:

Who am I and what am I here for?

To give you an idea of the clarity you can achieve through the Divine Design Process as well as to help you understand who I am, I have decided to give you my own Divine Design Declarations below.

I AM CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, AND HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN AND ADOPTED AS A SON OF GOD. 



I AM A HUSBAND TO ANN, FATHER TO ELLA, SON OF JIM AND CATHY, KENT AND SUE, BROTHER TO STEVEN, FALLON, CHRISTINE, MANLY, CLAIRE AND WADE, AND UNCLE TO JOHN, MARK, BECCA, ROSE AND JAMES.



I VALUE JOYFUL WORSHIP, HEALTHY LEADERSHIP, ETERNAL COMPETITION, AND RESILIENT HOPE.



I AM BURDENED ABOUT CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, CHURCH-PLANTING, THE SANCTITY OF LIFE, VIBRANT MARRIAGES, AND REACHING THE UNREACHED PEOPLES OF THE EARTH WITH THE GOSPEL.



I AM STRONG AT…



1) ASKING LEADERS SPIRIT-LED QUESTIONS THAT HELP THEM TO CLARIFY OR SIMPLIFY THEIR LIFE OR MINISTRY,  GIVING THEM COURAGE, HOPE AND CONFIDENCE TO EXCEL BEYOND THEIR CURRENT STATE;



2) COLLABORATING WITH STRATEGIC VISIONARIES TO CREATE PROCESSES AND WAYS OF THINKING THAT CLARIFY MISSIONAL PRIORITIES, STREAMLINE DECISION-MAKING, DELEGATE AUTHORITY, AND CONSISTENTLY DELIVER RESULTS;



3) INSPIRING HUNGRY, HIGH-CALIBER LEADERS BY COMMUNICATING BIBLICAL TRUTH



4) MOBILIZING THE STRONGEST PEOPLE FOR THE TASK AT HAND



5) CONNECTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND THE RIGHT RESOURCES FOR THE BEST RESULTS





AND 





I AM WEAK AT…



1) CONFRONTING INSECURE, SENSITIVE AND UNAWARE LEADERS WHO HAVE EITHER MORE OR EQUAL AUTHORITY WITH ME IN THE CONTEXT



2) WAITING FOR OTHERS IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD ON A PRESSING VISION OR GOAL



3) CREATING SMALL TALK WITH STRANGERS IN NON-MINISTRY SOCIAL SETTINGS



I EXIST TO JOYFULLY MOBILIZE APOSTOLIC LEADERS. 



I FOCUS ON MOBILIZING LEADERS.



WHATEVER I DO, I DO IT ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD. 



I AM MICHAEL LAWRENCE SWINDELL.

Do these declarations ever change?

Of course! Relationships change, values become more clear, and God will challenge us in ways that we cannot foresee. However, putting in the work to clarify who we are and what we are here to do will only increase your joy in God and give him great glory. 

Do you desire to achieve this type of clarity for your life?