Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Journey of Missional Community

The experience of missional community in small groups, in mid-size groups or in networks of small groups is a journey, not a destination. The journey is one of "growing in love" so that we become a community that puts love where love is not. This short video speaks to this and introduces some of the key concepts that I write about in the opening chapters of Missional Small Groups. One of the keys to journey of missional community is the shift from treating people as objects to treating them as loved by God.

What do you think? What's the difference between between treating a person as an object and treating a person as if they have inherent value as a creation of God?

1 comment:

PastorMason said...

When we treat people as objects we can tend to have a self-serving agenda to involve them in. When we treat them as created in the image of God we "honor them" thru love and service.