The quote of the week comes from a blog-friend in Sweden, Douglas Molgaard, who just put up an entry defining the word missional. This word (and the lifestyle/theology that it is as well) is getting a lot of play in church’s circles and I am afraid it is just becoming another buzz word and it isn’t packing the weight that it should! Anyway, check out Douglas’ full entry on what the heck missional means.
The heart of being missional is to participate in Godâ€™s mission (Missio Dei). God is a missionary God. The incarnate and resurrected Christ is the missio Dei. We then are to participate in what Christ is doing in the world (Participatio Christi ). We neither determine our own agenda, nor merely imitate His, but rather participate in His, according to His call and guidance. John 20:21, So Jesus said to them again, â€œPeace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.â€