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The Meaning of “Missional”

March 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Radio Program Hour 2, Radio Show

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Guest: Jesse Johnson, Associate Pastor, Local Outreach Ministries, Grace Community Church

There’s a new word that’s actually an old word being bantered around in Christian circles these days – the word is “missional”.

Churches are now proclaiming themselves “missional” and pastors are exhorting their congregants to live “missionally”. 

But what exactly does “missional” mean and why it is important to understand this new buzzword of the faith?  What does “missional” have to do with engaging the culture, living a holy life, or bringing about “social justice”?         

Jesse Johnson, associate pastor of local outreach at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, recently gave a seminar on “Missional Madness” at the 2009 Shepherds’ Conference (click here to find audio).  He will tell us what we need to know about the meaning of missional.