Missional Living

By Floyd McClung

There is much talk these days about missional church. I am more interested in missional living. When we speak of the church we can easily point out the church's faults and irrelevance but exclude ourselves from the criticism. It is easy to find fault with "the church" but much more difficult when we accept that we are the church.

Accepting Jesus' invitation to "go and make disciples" gets at the heart of what church is all about. That is missional living. When I think of making disciples I think of it in a holistic sense of being involved in every area of a persons' life.

Missional living is about investing in the lives of other people. It is not a program. It is certainly more than organized outreach activities. Being a missional person means intentionally building bridges to other people