I was very fascinated to read on Tim’s blog about the “The Nine Essential Practices of Missional Churches.” I have just finished reading “God’s missionary people” by Van Engen, and so this was an interesting parallel which I hope to explore more in future posts. For now only the list of these practices:

  1. Have a High Threshold for Membership
  2. Be Real, Not Real Religious
  3. Teach to Obey Rather Than to Know
  4. Rewrite Worship Every Week
  5. Live Apostolically
  6. Expect to Change the World
  7. Order Actions According to Purpose
  8. Measure Growth by Capacity to Release, Not Retain
  9. Place Kingdom Concerns First

More another time, as I am leaving for the airport.

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