>Michael Frost speaks of Mission and Membership in the video below and gets at one of the main shortcomings of membership. By focusing on membership, we focus too small. We focus on the individual and their “personal” relationship with Jesus. But, the mission of the church is much larger than this an involves participation in the unfolding of God’s reign here on earth. And, while we can talk about that in general terms, this really happens at a specific level. It happens in specific places, gets recognized at a local level and gets celebrated there. So, instead of trying to “fill the pews” we open people up to what the kingdom of God is already doing in our midst.
What does place have to say to the word “missional”? from Parish Collective on Vimeo.
(HT — Brad Brisco)