‘A church as we haven’t known it for a society as we haven’t known it’
In these times of rapid change, there is a serious missional malaise gripping the Australian church. The evidence for this is the now well documented decline in the number of disciples being made across the denominational spectrum. It is this that has led to the concept of the ‘Unbounded Church’.
Unbounded Church is the idea that the church in the Australian/Western culture needs to be unbound, freed from the rigid and inflexible ‘Christendom’ forms and structures which bind it. We must remove the physical and cultural walls between it and the socio-spiritual multiverses that make up contemporary western society.
It was after dinner on a Hong Kong evening many years ago now, just before Christmas. I was sitting on the balcony of our apartment in the Mid-Levels of the main island, and looking down over the central business district of Hong Kong below me, known as Central, with the harbour beyond and further beyond…