As a current planter/pastor of a missional church, I have discovered that there are definate differences between missional churches and typical contemporary churches. But often people showing up at our church don't expect those differences, and so are upset that our church isnt giving them what they want. It has been a struggle at times - especially to hold onto the value of serving and blessing others when people show up wanting to just be blessed and fed personally. Dave Fitch, another missional church pastor in the Chicago area, has just posted some great thoughts about what to expect in a missional church over at Reclaiming the Mission
What are your thoughts? Do those things really describe missional churches?
Labels: Emerging Church, Social Justice