My home church, McBIC (Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ) has been talking about missional communities in the services the past month or so. This week, our Senior Pastor and one of the other pastors on staff posted this video to talk about what missional communities look like at McBIC and share their vision. I know that this idea is popular in Christian circles, so I thought I’d share it here so that my readers could give me their feedback and thoughts, then I can either share with Pastor Layne or Pastor John or point them to this post. I’m especially curious what my friend Rob Martin will think, given that he is the one who I first heard talking about the ideas that are at work here. Thanks!
Personally, I had an obvious connection to the foster care/adoption idea. We have adopted from the foster system, and have not felt a release that we are done with that. Right now, we are not actively engaged in the system, but there is a good chance we will be again at some point. Either way, God has certainly been working on our hearts since the early days of our marriage to impress on us his heart for the orphans at home and abroad. The idea of being part of a community within McBIC that could support foster care and adoption is pretty exciting to me!