Loved this from Ed Stetzer’s new article, “Simply Missional”:

There are so many unaddressed issues in our books (intentionally so) that prevent “missional” and “simple” from being comprehensive church models…

All types of churches should be simply missional. What we are advocating is for church leaders to distill their ideology of what church is to the irreducible minimum that defines a church as God’s gathered people, sent to a particular community as His redemptive gift to that community.

We need all types of missional churches–big, small, traditional, contemporary, with country music (did we say that?), hip-hop, some with guitars, some with organs. We need churches in homes and churches in well-marked buildings.

The container is not the issue. The issue is not staying contained.