As missional communities (MC) embark, one of their first tasks will be to think of creative ways that the MC can engage in mission and connect with their community or network of relationships. We anticipate this being a fun and fruitful process — with MCs planning events, times of service, and gatherings of all shapes and sizes. But we can’t forget that while parties are great (and an often central element to MC life), one of the major goals of an MC is to help its participants more and more live missional lives in ordinary, everyday ways.
We want to encourage you to carve out 15 minutes this week to read this short article (on simple ways anyone can be missional). As you do, begin to think of one way you could be intentionally missional in your every day life — right now. Thinking through this — and taking steps to see it happen — will prepare you for your time in a MC. But more than that — it will help you more fully live out God’s dream for you — a person sent by God into the world to bring hope, healing and love.