Church without a wall video

Some churches send their people out to impact the community and world beyond them. Others have heavy programs inside the church designed to draw them into the building.

There is some hard feelings on this issue. Its been suggested that the dichotomy between attractional vs. missional church was a little unfair and has created a gap that isnt really there.

Others say its a helpful way of understanding two different outlooks on how a church views its ministry focus – either flowing outwards into the community or drawing people into ministry of the church.

A new video from Peter Dominey of Church From Scratch sketches the difference. What do you think?

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

5 Comments

  • It is right that Christians have tended to cut themselves off from culture too much. We need to be living out our faith in our community and at work and so on. I think if we don’t do this we severely limit our impact.
    But I also think there is a right sense of security of working with other established Christians rather than completely leaving a church because of this perceived failing and setting up something on your own from scratch.
    Wouldn’t a better solution be to pull down the wall?

  • This is better in my opinion because as says it gives option to understand the different outlooks of church with respect of its ministry focus. We must have to be conscious about maintaining our culture that’s our greatest heritage!

  • I think it will appeal to those who already agree with him, but doesn’t have the nuance needed to get those who disagree to really take it seriously.

  • I think this is a good video but the idea leaves Christianity open to become anything anyone wants it to be. Just a thought.

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