In his book Building a Discipling Culture, Mike Breen explains that we don’t have a missional problem in the Western church, but a discipleship problem.

Effective discipleship builds the church, not the other way around. We need to understand the church as the effect of discipleship and not the cause. If you set out to build the church, there is no guarantee you will make disciples. It is far more likely that you will create consumers who depend on the spiritual services that religious professionals provide.

Now one of the buzzwords around today is the word “missional.” People want to create missional churches or missional programs or missional small groups.

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