The following video was sent to me by a friend. It’s an attempt to explain the missional church in two minutes and it does a good job explaining the church, missional or not.
However, I have a problem with all the words being battered around today to describe the church – organic, emergent, missional, incarnational – because none of them are necessary. The church is either the church or it’s not. There aren’t shades of gray. The church is always a “sending church” or it isn’t the church. The church always lives to transform the world or it’s not the church. The church is always a witness to Jesus in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth, or it’s not the church.
A church doesn’t have members; it has missionaries. A church doesn’t have an evangelism committee; it is evangelism. The church doesn’t have a missions committee; the church is missions. Period. All other forms of church are hospices and hospitals. Period.
Now that’s making it simple.
Question: What words used to describe churches today are actually useful? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.