“Missional Ministry” is a hot topic right now amongst churches. There’s been a great deal of discussion and confusion circling this concept, but recently, I came across an article written by Tim Keller (in June 2001 no less!) that I found extremely helpful and very relevant. Check out the article The Missional Church.
One of my favorite quotes is:
The missional church avoids sentimental, pompous, ‘inspirational’ talk . Instead we engage the culture with gentle, self-deprecating but joyful irony the gospel creates. Humility + joy = gospel irony and realism.
You get ’em Tim Keller!