Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

I found the following, from Tampa Underground, to be theologically interesting. Of note, I love their understanding of “Micro Church” and I wonder if it wouldn’t be a helpful way of understanding “missional communities.” I think that concept might be easier for folks to grasp than the “missional communities” designation.

Contextualization: We will not trust in franchising or empire building through paradigm propagation. Rather we will value the empowerment of every micro church community to contextualize the proclamation and demonstration of the gospel to the people they hope to reach. Our paradigm is that there is no one paradigm. We believe in contextualized structures with revolutionary content. Learning from the ministry of Jesus we will not try to bring surface transformation (to culture or structures) but rather contextualize our structures to what people can and will understand, so that the revolutionary message of the kingdom and the liberating work of the Holy Spirit will be received. (John 1:14, Acts 16:3, Acts 17:22-23, Rom 12:2, 1 Corinthians 3:5-9, 1 Cor 9:19-23, 1 Corinthians 10:32-33, Philippians 2: 5-8, {the passages of the ministry of Jesus and his parables are all examples of contextualization}.

One thought on “How One Church Movement Understands “Context”

  1. Tony says:

    Powerful statement.

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