Toward a Working Definition of Missional Church

Colleagues,

Here's the guts of a working definition of missional church on offer over at The Forgotten Ways blog...

So a working definition of missional church is... a community of God’s people that defines itself, and organizes its life around, its real purpose of being an agent of God’s mission to the world. In other words, the Church’s true and authentic organizing principle is mission. When the church is in mission, it is the true Church. The Church itself is not only a product of that mission, but is obligated and destined to extend it by whatever means possible. The mission of God flows directly through every believer and every community of faith that adheres to Jesus. To obstruct this is to block God’s purposes in and through his people.


Here's the rest of it...

How well does this say it for you and the work you're trying to do? What would you add? What might you change?