What is a Missional Church?

A missional church is not any one thing.  It is not simply a new style or model of doing church.  And there is not one formulaic amalgamate (that means “word”) that sums up its meaning.  The landscape of the missional debate is filled with questions, assumptions, and opinions – along with hard pressed critiques on wider issues such as leadership styles, congregation sizes, vocational/bi-vocational ministry, building church-based or house church-based as well as core theology.

– Ed Stetzer

as quoted by Driscoll, Mark and Gary Breshears, Vintage Church: Timeless Truths and Timely Methods, Crossway Books, Wheaton, IL, 2008, p.