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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