I love this concept; it’s very simple and looks sneakingly similar to what we see happening in the New Testament. The early church met in homes in their communities (house to house; Acts 2:2, 5:42, Philemon 1:2), not just in a large “church” gathering.
Churches that are in traditional roles in the community will not think like this, perhaps like trying to turn an aircraft carrier (it takes a slow, wide turn). But even in this Navy ship illustration, the ship has to be moving in order to make the turn.
Take a look at this brief missional church video. What do you think? How can we change the “church” mindset toward making disciples who in turn make other disciples (making disciple-makers rather than more believers)?
Here is a video on authentic and biblical discipleship… how can we more effectively make disciples?
There are several questions that must be asked…
- Who is doing this?
- Where are you doing this?
- What is the context of your congregation’s community?
- What do you think is the key to transforming your congregation into a fellowship driven by purpose and mission?