Is It Important That Churches Are Relevant and Missional Today?
Now that I am taking a sabbatical from full time ministry I have had the opportunity to visit many different churches. I have been able to see whether churches see the importance of being relevant and missional in the way they approach outsiders. I have found that many churches want to be relevant and missional but some are so steeped in tradition and program mentality outreach, that they are unwilling to change. Other churches I have visited are afraid of loosing members and financial contributors for the sake of being relevant and missional in their communities and neighborhoods. Yet there are many churches that I have visited that are simply putting their faith in God, being relevant and missional and are seeing true Kingdom growth.