A mission statement is a formal short written statement of the purpose of a company or organization. The mission statement should guide the actions of the organization, spell out its overall goal, provide a sense of direction, and guide decision-making. It provides "the framework or context within which the company´s strategies are formulated." Historically a mission statement is associated with Christian religious groups. The mission statement for Salem Lutheran School is:
"Equipping the soul, mind, and body for a lifetime and beyond in Christ!"