Goals and/or Outcomes

The United Nations Millennium Goals have become a primary focus for The Episcopal Church of late, particularly since the last General Convention. The new Presiding Bishop stresses the goals as a good direction for this Church to move, and I agree. What comes first, however?
What separates the Church from a social-service organization? I think the first “goal” of the Church is well stated in the Catechism as it declares the Mission of this Church:
Q. What is the mission of the Church?
A. The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
For the Church, it seems to me that the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) are an outcome, not a “goal.” As we are reconciled to God and one another and all of creation we are transformed and enabled to love God with all our being, and for the purposes of this post more poignantly to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Out of our new love of God and neighbor, we desire to relieve the suffering of humanity. In that desire, perhaps because of that desire, we can look to the MDG’s as a means of fulfilling our devotion to Christ. The MDG’s are “outcomes” of what God does within us as we are continually made into the image of Christ.
In my opinion, this is the difference between the Church and a social-service organization. If we remove the first “goal,” we miss the point. We get the cart before the horse. We need to be careful not to allow organizations like the United Nations to set the agenda for the Church, although we certainly need to listen to and work with them.