Missional Field Notes

Quotes, Examples, and Ideas from My Missional Frontier

Rick Dalby talks of the problems with “missional.” His comment is from the same Ed Stetzer article as yesterday’s quote:

Missional is a trendy buzzword. It means anything a church does. Feed the Hungry? Missional. Dig a well? Missional. Build grocery stores in poor neighborhoods? Missional. Rebuild Haiti? Missional. Landscape public schools? Missional. My personal belief is that “Missional” is a comforting substitute for the only real mission that Christ ever gave the church, preaching the gospel to our communities. But that would be hard and embarrassing in this post-modern, post-christian society..

The dictate often comes down from on high that every small group should be missional. Which means that every small group should adopt a project or have a mission. Donate backpacks to school children, uh make sure barefoot people have shoes, uh…free haircuts. Meanwhile attendance drops precipitously because we do everything but what the church exists for.

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