Ed Stetzer talks about this in his experienced-driven book, Planting Missional Churches. One of the prevailing calls during the Reformation was that a church should not become a static institution, but should continuously reform. The idea was stated in the phrase ecclesia semper reformanda: "the church always reforming." Stetzer comments that churches, while always remaining true to a biblical foundation, are compelled to change as the culture around them changes. The point is that a local church should not get stuck in the pride of their institution, but rather always be aware of its missional identity in their community. A church should always be more than "missions-minded"- simply aware of some overseas missionary efforts. A church should always instead be "missional"- a community of missionaries committed to share Jesus within their own surroundings. A follower of Jesus is a missionary and a church therefore is to have a missionary flavor and fervor. Stetzer says that a "missional church is ‘on mission.’" In other words, a church should always be intentional and deliberate about reaching others.
I ask you… Have any of you seen examples of a missional church? What are they like? What do they do?