What makes a church missional? There’s not one answer to that question. Actually, there’s quite a lot of definitions and understandings around. Some complement each other in a good way and together paints a broader and more accurate account of what missional might mean, while others seem to contradict each other in quite confusing ways. Well, anyway, I just came across an article by J Todd Billings written for Christianity Today. Its an interesting read, he highlights some important issues that ought to be taken into account and looks at some of the understandings of missional church, including the seeker sensitive/ church growth movement, emergent, and Alan Hirsch and compares them with the thinking that came out of the Church and Our Culture Network (GOCN) in the 1990’s.

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