Recently, we had a comment about what it means to be a missional Christian that I wanted to revisit. Here is the comment:

“One guideline I would add that is central to what it means to be truly ‘missional’ is a heart for the nations, a passion to see all peoples, tribes, and tongues worshipping Christ for eternity. Without this you’re not really missional in the biblical sense. ”

John Piper says in his book Let the Nations Be Glad, “Missions exist because worship doesn’t.” What are your thoughts on this? I think that any attempt to be missional that strips itself of the centrality of the eternal worship of Jesus is not really missional at all. At least not the “of God kind” of missional. How can we as Christians be missional and incarnational in our approaches to ministry without losing our focus on the centrality of worship? I look forward to hearing from you on this one.