Fifteen years ago I was speaking in Australia on what it means to live missionally. One person raised his hand and said, “Our church structures don’t allow us to do what you’re talking about.” I responded, “If your church structures keep you from following what Jesus said to do, then throw your church structures out.” If that’s the case, then we need to make some radical adjustments. But is it really an either-or? In most cases, there really is no law against loving people or taking time to build relationships with your neighbor, serving in a recovery community, volunteering at a school. You can choose to live missionally regardless of what others are doing.