Many churches are working towards being missional:
Other churches are having the conversations:
And sadly, I think there are even a few churches working on becoming anti-missional and trying harder to stay institutional:
Okay, okay, I kid, I don’t think there are any people in that third category (at least I really hope not).
But the conversation of ‘What does missional look like for us?’ is happening in churches, small groups, and neighborhoods all across America.
I’ve seen churches successfully make the transition and talked to leaders that quite literally saw the church die trying. There seems to be one key distinction between those that make a successful transition and those that don’t.
This one key is so vital to the missional movement; I see three big ways it plays out.
I believe in the future of the missional movement and have heard great stories, and seen great acts of faith when people have decided to step out and try something different; but each time has been because the hearts inside the church were the first to change.
Have something to add? Want to offer your opinion? Enter the Discussion Below.
Question: How have you seen churches struggle and overcome in the transition to missional?