The Missional Church – A Simple Video

Here’s a simple visual presentation and explanation of what it means to be a missional church.

To expand on the video’s presentation, let me share Alan Hirsch’s definition of “missional church.” It is taken from the “Glossary of Key Terms” in his book, The Forgotten Ways, page 285.

A missional church is a church that defines itself, and organizes its life around, its real purpose as an agent of God’s mission to the world. In other words, the church’s true and authentic organizing principle is mission. When the church is in mission, it is the true church. The church itself is not only a product of that mission but is obligated and destined to extend it by whatever means possible. The mission of God flows directly through every believer and every community of faith that adheres to Jesus. To obstruct this is to block God’s purposes to and through His people.”

Does this video, this definition, define the local church that you pastor or serve, or that you are a member of?

Does this definition – of being missional, on mission with God in your life, home, and community – define you? Does it define me?

Missio Dei

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