I want your help to make a list defining what a missional church is– but thought it might be helpful to also make some boundaries by defining what a missional church is not. Missional might still be a new word for some of you. It’s a great word that reflects what churches are supposed to do and be. I like it better than "emerging" or "inherited" or "traditional" or "progressive" – or a myriad of other adjectives being used out there today. Missional implies some special distinctives for a local church.
So I’m hoping you’ll take a few moments to consider what you might add to this list? Would love for everyone to get in the game here. Leave a comment adding to one/both of these lists. Feel free to explain your definition- or just to leave it simple. Thanks for participating!
A missional church is…
- global and local
- relevant to the culture around them
- always reforming
- pointing people towards God’s Kingdom
A missional church is not…
- a building
- a service
- something you go to
- the same as God’s Kingdom