Missional, for many, no longer holds the meaning it once did. Think emerging, emergent, gospel-centered, and a host of others intended to re-invigorate the imagination of Christian leaders. Others believe missional captures the very nature of God – a God who sends.
My real-time friend Lance Ford and my virtual friend Brad Brisco have invited some friends to help church practitioners think about missional this way,
However, we would argue that those who believe missional is merely an add-on to current church activities, or perhaps even a passing fad prevalent only among church leaders, have simply not fully grasped the magnitude of the missional conversation. While it may sound like hyperbole; the move towards missional involves no less than a complete and thorough recalibration of the form and function of the church of Jesus. By bringing together some of today’s best missional thinkers; we desire to assist God’s people in thinking deeply about God’s mission in the world.
Meet me in Kansas City September 27-29 and let’s see just what Alan Hirsch, Hugh Halter, Dan Kimball, Scot McKnight, David Fitch and others point to when suggesting the need for a “recalibration of the form and function of the church of Jesus.”