19 May Missional Community
Brad Watson, Todd Engstrom, and others define a Missional community as: “Community of Christ followers on mission with God in obedience to the Holy Spirit that demonstrates tangibly and declares creatively the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a specific pocket of people”
(Reference: Restoring Your Community with Missional Communities, page 20, http://my.vergenetwork.org/
“Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.””
John 20:21 NLT
In Missional Communities we live, “Loving God, loving each other, loving your neighbor. Jesus said there is no greater commandments. The way to love your neighbor as yourself is in community.
“And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.””
Mark 12:28-31 ESV