Something Completely Different
for a Kaleidoscope World’
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.
There is a general mission-blocking apathy and lack of passion for mission to the Australian community among congregational members. This missionally deadening apathy, which is a major contributor to the missional malaise, is very prevalent and a significant reason why it’s difficult to think that the standard local church model can be reinvented, at least fast enough, to achieve the radically increased mission al fruitfulness so urgently needed.’