Friday, June 27, 2008

Living Missionally 4/4

Here is another Michael Frost measuring stick when it comes to 'missional' community. When a church community is living missionally he suggests it will be a community:

  • of heartfelt praise, not the fake mouthing of sentimental worship songs
  • of authenticity and truth, not public pretense
  • that does not live for itself, but genuinely serves others
  • of missional engagement with its host empire, not retreat into a religious ghetto
  • of mutual responsibility , not privatised religion
  • of hope, not intimidation and alienation
Frost, M. (2006:104). Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture.

2 comments:

Rob said...

sounds like nearly every church I have visited ... so why are we still in decline? !!!

Gordon said...

I'm not sure that it is like every church I've visited Rob - you must have hit lucky!!