There’s a storm brewing on the horizon of the Christian landscape. Two immensely powerful forces are aligning themselves in a way that is likely to change church-as-we-know-it forever.
The first force is the missional church moment. If you are unfamiliar with the missional movement, you won’t be for long. It is sweeping across Christianity and blowing down traditional church paradigms with reckless abandon.
I believe the missional movement is a God thing.
Reggie McNeal has captured the essence of the missional movement in a way that gives definition & form to an otherwise ethereal phenomenon. Reggie says “going missional” requires three seismic shifts in the way Christians think and behave:
1. From internal to external in terms of ministry focus.
2. From program development to people development in terms of core activity.
3. From church-based to kingdom-based in terms of leadership agenda.
If you are in Christian leadership, or just care about the future of the body of Christ, I highly recommend that you get your hands on a copy of McNeal’s book, Missional Renaissance.