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.