McNeal’s Missional Communities outlines a few different churches who are doing many different things to develop missional faithfulness in their own context. These are great stories, read them on your own time. I particularly like Mike Breen’s 3DM story. I am hoping to check a 3DM conference out soon.
In the end McNeal gives some closing points about Missional Communities:
– Clergy must relinquish control and spread decision-making and resources to lay people in mission.
– Funds must be invested in places where actual mission takes place.
– Theology must be examined and re-directed towards the mission of God, i.e. away from the Christendom model into an incarnational model.