missional community

What is a Missional Community? – Other Definitions

When others interact with an idea, it provides clarity on your own thinking.  Below are some ways that other movements around the country would define missional communities.  I have learned from each one of them:

All of these have distinct language, but they all share a common conviction that the community is primarily oriented around mission, not community.

What would you add or change about these definitions?

I’ll unpack how The Austin Stone defines it in the next few posts.

By Todd Engstrom

Although I was raised in the church and had a knowledge of God, I didn’t embrace Jesus until I heard gospel preached and lived out by some Young Life leaders. God has proven faithful and good to me since that day, even in great suffering and loss. I have learned to treasure Romans 8:28 as a wellspring of hope and truth.

God has blessed me with an amazing wife (Olivia), three sons (Micah, Hudson and Owen) and a daughter (Emmaline). Growing up in the northwest, the thought never crossed my mind that I would have four children who are native Texans. Despite landing in the south, I still watch Notre Dame games with my children every Saturday in hopes they will land at my alma mater.

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