Missional \’mish-ə-nəl\ adj: 1: referring to the essence of someone or something as being on mission 2: permeating the mindset,focus, strategies, and performance of a church 3: pointing, showing, modeling the way of following Jesus 4: not a program, but the driving force; not related to model, size, style, or culture. See related terms: incarnational;… Continue reading Missional \’mish-ə-nəl\
Stetzer asks the question, “Should the definition of "salvation" be expanded beyond personal redemption of sins to include social justice through the reformation of economic and political institutions?” This question is quite relevant in our current missional culture. Is the primary purpose and mission of Christians to “fix” society, culture, and politics in addition to… Continue reading Does salvation include social justice?
This week, Ed Stetzer began a new theme on "Mondays are for Missiology" and his topic was how missions relates to the role of salvation in the missional conversation. We want to focus on how salvation "plays out" in the missional discussion. A few of the prominent views of salvation include: salvation by works or good deeds - the idea of the scale tipping… Continue reading Examining how we think… about salvation and missions…
David Fitch once said that most missional thought leaders "emphasize incarnational forms of church over attractional; the church as Missio Dei over mission as program; organic forms of missionary living in neighborhoods over ministry set in a building." Yet many others seem to add the term to the current program they are attempting to promote or make… Continue reading Prologue to Missional Discussions