Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Missional Church

The word "missional" is a major "buzz word" in the postmodern church movement. At Parkview you may remember the word being used by Nate Hobert in the last couple of messages he gave in services. In this post, Anthony Bradley challenges us to remember the Kingdom in our missional world view. Here is a quote:
The mission of the kingdom has begun and will be finalized completely at the return of Jesus. What are Jesus followers to do in the meantime? Press the "pause" button and sit on their butts, huddled up on their 60-acre compounds waiting on Jesus to return? Nope! Jesus followers are called to "go!" That is, to "go" be witnesses and testifiers of the Kingdom of Jesus everywhere in the world and in all areas of life empowered by the Spirit of God himself (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8). This means teaching the nations about the Kingdom of Jesus, calling them to repentance and faith, living out the good news in their midst, and engaging all areas of life and culture as a picture of what God intends for his world (Col 3:23).

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