This is a question I’ve been hearing others ask of me lately. What’s with all this missional stuff? What’s wrong with the way you were doing ministry before?

Yet when I reflect on what I’ve been saying for years, I don’t see any big disconnect. I’ve always said, “Have your first converts before your first group. Multiply your groups before starting your first service.” By doing that, you’re ensuring a focus on evangelism and disciplemaking before your first worship service. That sets the DNA about what is most important.

Models may have changed. Principles have not.