Something Completely Different
for a Kaleidoscope World’
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.
So how do we think about mission to our local community? Are we still we relying on ‘invitation to special church services’; one off ‘event evangelism’ activities (e.g., men’s breakfasts, women’s dinners etc); infrequent local doorknocking; strategies that have been very low fruit for a long time?
Or is it time to establish ‘long game’ strategies,