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1. What is a “missional congregation"?

The members of a “missional congregation” think, plan and act in alignment with God’s calling in the Great Commission. The vision, mission, staffing, policies, priorities and budget are intentionally determined in light of the congregation’s role to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their community. This key “missional” aspect is as important as serving the needs of their own existing members. Read more...

How is this done?

  • Worship is vibrant and Christ centered. (1 Chronicles 16:29)
  • Discipleship is strong, calling members to grow in and through the Word of God. (Psalm 119:105)
  • Service…that connects the community to Christ. (Matthew 5:16)
  • Outreach is focused on those who do not yet know Christ as their Savior. (Acts 1:8)
  • Leadership…multiplying servants to multiply ministry. (1 Peter 4:10)
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2. What is a “missional school”?

Those who serve and support a missional school think, plan and act in alignment with God’s calling in the Great Commission. The budget, staffing, policies, and priorities are intentionally determined in light of the role of the church to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their community. The role of the school is that which extends the mission of the church in reaching those not yet saved through Jesus Christ. Read more...

How is this done?

Foundational truth to God’s mission: keep Word and Sacrament at the center. Read more...

3. What is a “missional early childhood center”?

A missional early childhood center is one in which the leaders think, plan and act in alignment with God’s calling in the Great Commission. The vision, mission, staffing, priorities and budget are intentionally determined in light of the congregation’s role: to reach those in the community who do not yet know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Read more...

Missional attributes to consider during the call process: