Missional community has become a buzz-phrase in the small-group movement. Some churches are tempted to call their small groups “missional communities”—even if it doesn’t make much of a practical difference for the groups.
Missional communities for us are a theologically driven vision for what the church ought to look like in the context of a small community of believers. Historically, the church has thought of Sundays as the time we either preach the Word or evangelize the lost, and communities as the place where we teach the Word or foster community. Then the individual is primarily responsible for evangelism and missional engagement. That’s not really a proper understanding of the church. Read more –