the problem with buzzwords is that they come and go, and often, the idea they represent comes and goes with them. It seems that in the past year or so, the same people working the word “missional” into every sentence suddenly stopped talking about it. The frequency of the term slipped from buzzword territory into near non-existence. It’s time we reclaimed the idea of living missionally without using it just as a watered-down church term.
Jarod Grice addressed a key shift taking place in Christian circles in an article for Relevant Magazine. “Missional” may have been a buzzword that is fading out of our language, but it should never fade out of our identity and practices.