The Holy Spirit is moving on hearts around the world and it is exciting to see how the same vision is being expressed through individual lenses in slightly different ways. This is a wave coming on shore that will herald the coming of Jesus as He returns for His millennial reign. This wave is a radical reforming of what it means to walk with Jesus as a 24/7 marketplace Christian intent on personal and community transformation for God’s glory.
McNeal lays out a missional movement in which the church shifts:
1) from an internal to an external focus,
2) from running programs and ministries to developing people as its core activity, and
3) from church based leadership to community-engaging kingdom leadership.
He states, “The movement founded by Jesus was largely a marketplace phenomenon, an organic connection among people who were experiencing a way of life together.” This was not characterized by a set of religious activities layered on top of other interests but rather an invasion of all areas of life.
This will be a movement away from institutional church activities to incarnational living where we are continually being led by the Spirit of God.
Missional followers of Jesus do not belong to a church but rather are the church.
This is an great discussion of another face of marketplace Christianity where the very nature of “Church” as we know it will dramatically change.