The ‘Sentness’ of Ordinary Individuals

Here’s another great story from SOMA Communities about what life can (and should) look like when believers live as a missionaries in their neighborhood. There are some recurring themes in all stories of this type: utter dependence on the Holy Spirit for guidance, times of listening and waiting on God to speak, high value on personal relationships, the cultivation of community through mealtimes, obedience to the Spirit, mission as team not as lone rangers. What else would you add to this list as essential ingredients for healthy, reproducing missional communities?

The ‘Sentness’ of Ordinary Individuals

Musings on the Missional Manifesto, Part 5: The Church

Excellent post by Ed Stetzer. Thought I’d pass it along. This paragraph in particular caught my attention.

The church finds its significance as a body who is sent on a kingdom mission. Missionary congregations are communities that reflect the reality of the gospel of the kingdom in their life together and their life for their world. And, they are a body empowered by the Spirit and Word of the gospel, who have been given the keys of the kingdom and a promise from the King. The posture of these missionary congregations is “sentness.”

Musings on the Missional Manifesto, Part 5: The Church

Onward to Missional: “Sentness” in a Post Christian World | EFCA Leadership Conference

For those of you connected with the EFCA, I’d love to meet you at the National Conference at a workshop I’m helping to lead.

Onward to Missional: “Sentness” in a Post Christian World | EFCA Leadership Conference