Let’s start this journey to what we call “missionality” with a big statement that sets the tone for all that will follow: I believe with all my heart that the future of Christianity in the West is somehow bound up with the idea of becoming a people movement again. Somehow and in some way, we need to loosen up and learn how to reactivate the massive potentials that lie rather dormant within Jesus’ people if we are going to make a difference to our world.
It is only when the people of God as a whole are activated in a movement that real world transformation takes place. And so understanding the nature of people movements is es- sential. When we look at high-impact movements in the Bible and history, we can see that there are two basic elements of a missional movement that can change the world. If one is missing, then the other will not be able to sustain, let alone reach, exponential impact.
(From Alan Hirsch, Fast Forward, p. 11)