Equipping Believers to Join God at Work in the World
Becoming Missional by Participating in the Mission of God
The terms “missional” and “missionality” may be new to you. We have all talked about the “mission” of the church and “missions” as the activity of those who are “missionaries” to a different people or place. So what is “missional”?
The term “missional” is to “missionary” what “adversarial” is to “adversary.” When an adversary begins to act out his intentions, he is being “adversarial” - the adjective form that denotes “pertaining to or characterized by antagonism and conflict.” When a missionary is involved in the activities of his mission we say he is being “missional” – the adjective form that denotes “pertaining to or characterized by missionary behaviors.” The ending “ity” on a word indicates the “quality of.” So missionality is acting with the quality of being missional.
TODAY MOST CHRISTIANS HAVE NOT BEEN TRAINED TO EITHER THINK LIKE A MISSIONARY OR TO ACT LIKE ONE, THUS, THEY ARE ILL-EQUIPPED TO JOIN THE MISSION OF GOD AROUND THEM.
If we are going to impact our area, Christians will need to be trained to become missional in their cultural neighborhoods, communities, and living spaces. Through Missional University Christians now have access to a missional education online.
Online Higher Education at Missional University
Missional University is a consortium of missional & theological schools that train the grassroots missional leaders of today and tomorrow. Missional University offers courses, certificates, diplomas and degree progams in specific areas needed to participate in the mission of God.
Check the catalogue for a list of study areas for which courses and programs are being developed. Check the links to the left for more information