Being on a mission is not what the church is doing for God, but what it is allowing God to do through it. It is not us doing stuff for God, but allowing Him to do stuff through us. It is not meetings, campaigns, etc. but it is a life-style, so that, all of life is missional. We cannot have the God of the scriptures and not have His mission.
So what is His mission? It is the discipling of the nations. It is Christ living on the inside of believers and those believers infiltrating every community. A missional community does not exist for a task or one another, but for Jesus. Three ingredients are necessary in its DNA:
1. Divine Truth – the presence of the Spirit of God and His Word.
2. Nurturing Relationships – helping each other grow in the grace of God.
3. Apostolic Mission – living as “sent” one, individually and as a community.