Missional Definition


In all my missional reading, I have yet to come to terms with the definition of the word. In perusing the friend of Missional website, I think the following is short answer is extremely helpful for those of us still struggling a bit with the what it means to be missional.

What is Missional – A Short Answer

“Jesus told us to go into all the world and be his ambassadors, but many churches today have inadvertently changed the “go and be” command to a “come and see” appeal. We have grown attached to buildings, programs, staff and a wide variety of goods and services designed to attract and entertain people.

“Missional is a helpful term used to describe what happens when you and I replace the “come to us” invitations with a “go to them” life. A life where “the way of Jesus” informs and radically transforms our existence to one wholly focused on sacrificially living for him and others and where we adopt a missionary stance in relation to our culture. It speaks of the very nature of the Jesus follower.”

—Rick Meigs

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One Response

  1. I have glanced at “friend of missional” and hadn’t seen that quote. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    Peace
    Alan

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