Tony Stiff, in a post over at Jesus Creed has been invited to write blog posts on the missional church. I prefer to say “the church on mission”, but that’s neither here nor there. A couple good quotes from his first post:
The missional church is the overflow of fresh considerations regarding the nature of God as one who sends.
Regarding the contention that the missional church is a passing fad, Tony writes:
The missional church is not a cliche .... here today and gone tomorrow, because the situational shift it comes from - the shift from a Christian to a Post-Christian setting for the church in the West - has brought about a lasting dynamic that will shape and inform how Christians speak of the mission and nature of the church.
Read the whole thing here.