I’m feeling the bug again…feeling the itch…feeling the call. I’m feeling like we need to do missional communities again in our setting. I’m not sure the time is now, but I feel it is coming. With that I found the following from Verge to be appropriate: So let’s say you are really captivated by this …
Saturate blog has more and more good stuff.
If we fail to “go” to the people, then to encounter the gospel meaningfully they must “come.” This is the inbuilt assumption of the attractional church; it requires that the nonbeliever do all the cross-cultural work to find Jesus—not us! (Via Saturate and Alan Hirsch)
When we use the term attractional, it is an attempt to describe how we conceive of our church in relation to our culture. In other words, it describes our missionary stance or the expectations we have about the role church plays in our contexts. (Via Saturate)
The question missional folks are asking is a good one: How can the church carry out the Great Commission within its own neighborhood?
September 28, 2016
A Missional Community is the church on mission. It is a group of 10-40 Christ followers who embody and declare the Gospel to a specific people, neighborhood or network of relationships. The goal is to help people become and grow as disciples of Jesus as they work to consistently and creatively serve their specific mission …
(Via Daniel Burton at The Gospel Outpost)