Thursday, January 26, 2012
Is the purpose of small group communities merely community? Here is a discussion that asks some essential questions about why small groups exist and if they go far enough in accomplishing the tasks that we are called to accomplish as Christ's body. The conversation talks about transitioning from small groups to missional communities. Granted, we have several small groups in our church that, functionally speaking, are missional in nature.
Notice "missional" doesn't necessarily mean "doing lots of stuff". It means that a community has a sense that they are being called to enter into God's mission for the world. They are asking, "what is God up to in the lives of those in our neighborhood, and how can we join Him"?
Check it out and you'll get the gist of what's being said.