Tuesday is For Preaching
I want to redirect the conversation of what it means to be missional. Over the last two days we have been trying to uncover some of the values and lifestyle choices of what it means to be a missional leader. A critical element to pastoral ministry is preaching. The statements below have been expanded. They form a rubric for a beginning understanding of what it means to live missionally as a leader in the emerging culture.
- Missional leaders lead God’s people on the mission of God, to the world of God, for the glory of God.
- Missional leaders model being on mission for those they are leading in the mission.
- Missional leaders live incarnationally among those they lead so those they lead can lead them to live incarnationally among those they hope to reach.
- Missional leaders practice “INTENTIONAL WITHNESS” in their discipleship process.
- Missional leaders delight in mobilizing leaders to the mission of God.
- Missional leaders are not deaconoi who used to be presbuteroi. (Matt Stephens)
- Missional leaders see ministry as primarily local rather than regional. (Matt Stephens)
- Missional leaders live light in every dark place they can find. (Christopher Stukenberg)
So here’s the redirect: With these eight statements as a rubric or background, how does preaching change for the missional leader? What does preaching look like for the missional leader who wants to multiply missional leaders without further clergifying pastoral ministry?