Missional Shift

July 15, 2011

In his book The Present Future, Reggie McNeal reveals and contrasts different ways leaders can think about the church and its ministry. McNeal reflects upon the different paradigms that pastors can have as they lead and conduct ministry in the church.

Being missional is a shift in thinking about the nature of the church. Once a missional understanding is adopted, the way we do church begins to change.

A missional church stresses:

  • community transformation over growing the church
  • turning members into missionaries over turning members into ministers
  • and recovering Christian mission over doing church better.

One Response to “Missional Shift”

  1. David Says:

    Very good post Dennis ! The words “recovering Christian mission” over doing church better sets the bar in the right place. It’s not about us !

    Lots of implications in this !


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