VISION - MISSION STATEMENT
OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DAVAO
In a society 
    distressed by widespread and dehumanizing poverty, 
    oppressed by socio-political injustices, (and)
    confronted by moral and cultural decadence and 
            religious mediocrity, 

WE ENVISION
    a Community of Disciples of Jesus Christ
    in the Archdiocese of Davao,
            afire with the Holy Spirit;
            mature in faith;
            witnessing, (to) Love, Truth, Freedom, Justice and Peace;
            in joyful communion with God;
            in solidarity with all peoples; and,
            in harmony with Creation.

Journeying with Jesus, Our Savior and Liberator, WE COMMIT ourselves:
            to a radical conversion
                    nurtured by His Word, His Eucharist,
                            and other sacraments;

            to an integrity of life
                    inspired by Mary, the Model Disciple;

            to a participative Church of the Poor;

            to a renewed integral evangelization
                    for the families, the youth,
                            the GKKs, and other communities
                    towards the transformation of the society
                            that is "maka-Diyos," "makatao,"
                            "makabuhay" and "makabayan;"

                            and

            to restoration
                    of Filipino cultures, more specially those of the 
                    Lumads, and
                    of respect for the dignity of God's
                            Creation.

Acts and Decrees of APAD II, pp. 40-42