First off, I can’t believe we’re almost done with the 7th week of the quarter. Three weeks left, are you kidding me?
We spent time on Tuesday talking about the differences between attractional models of church to missional models of church. These two ideas are always seem to be placed in contrast with each other – an attractional church seeks to bring people in through programming (as in small groups, not C++), teaching, performances, etc and an missional church seeks to look outward with the intention of expanding the idea of church beyond a Sunday service or a building.
I’ve noticed that the attractional model is often talked about (by others, as well as me) as a negative, but can there be some kind of blending of attractional/missional? When a church has the people and resources to have excellent teaching, programs, community, etc, combined with the understanding that God does not just dwell in church buildings for a few hours on Sunday, I think there can be some great benefits to the church and the community.