Missional Shifts

The process of Missional Transformation requires multiple shifts in the way Christ followers think and view Jesus, His mission, the church, and themselves.

From Assignment to Alignment\From Decisions to Disciples\From Seating Capacity to Sending Capacity\From “Doing Church” to “Being Church”\From Institutional Programs to Incarnational Practices\From Maintenance to Mission\From Values to Practices
Additional shifts that are necessary include:

  • From Control to Trust
  • From Internal Focus to External Focus
  • From Extraction to Immersion
  • From “Come to Church” to “Come to Jesus”
  • From Institutions to Movements
  • From Methodology to Missiology
  • From Forms to Function
  • From Inviting to Infiltrating
  • From Unchurched to Unreached
  • From Precedence to Priorities
  • From Christians to Christ-followers

Over the next few months, I intend to post further explanation of these shifts. If you have any insights regarding these shifts, please comment…


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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