Occasionally when I travel to Philly to work with ETREK and Biblical Seminary I discover a meeting I would enjoy staying around for. I noticed a flier announcing Scot McKnight would be at Biblical and participate in a "workshop" of sorts with John Franke and Dave Dunbar. Scot posts on the event noting the audio for the event will soon be posted at the Biblical website. His reflection on what he dubbed his favorite question,
Hereâ??Ã?Ã´s my favorite question â??Ã?Ã® and it was asked about five times in five
different ways: How do you make an already-formed church into a
missional church? (I didnâ??Ã?Ã´t have the chutzpah to suggest that Reformed
churches, since they are always reforming, should have the least issue
with this, but the simple fact is that many Reformed churches are more
tailored for 16th Century Europe that 21st Century postmodern West.) My
answer: be missional yourself, surround yourself with some other
missional folks, stay in loving communication with your leadership, and
only break away if it becomes intolerable or insufferable. Why stay?
Simple: there is nothing so compelling as a missional group.