A missional church is more than being mission-minded or mission-oriented. A church is not a place but a people who participaite in the mission of God in the world. Highland as a missional church represents the reign of God as a community of faith, living as a servant to the world and as a messenger of light to the darkness.
To be missional means that we are in partnership with God, focused on spiritual realities, accepting the agenda set by Christ for the church as a community of believers sent out to change the world in which we live. As emissaries of light, we live in stark contrast to the powers of darkness and the standards of morality of the culture around us.
Missional means that we are in tune with God who is calling the nations to the Kingdom, restoring what has been undone by Satanic interference. Missional means seeking partnership with other bodies of believers and championing the movements of God in the world.
With the Gospel we proactively touch the dark, shattered, hungry lives of the world rather than reactively flinch and build walls to protect us from evil. Prayerfully we seek God’s guidance on how God wants the church to serve and lead as we discern where God is at work in the world, what doors are opening and where the light is penetrating the darkness.