I grew up on a small acreage in central Iowa, fifteen miles from the nearest town. I left home when I graduated from high school and I haven’t lived there for any significant period of time since I was 18. Now, you might find this strange, but I miss the landscape of central Iowa.
That word “missional” … it’s everywhere, and it’s overused, and we’re not quite sure what it means, and Microsoft Word underlines it in red because it doesn't think it’s a real word. What is it? It depends on who you ask.
God’s mission is all around, within, and ahead of human effort and perception. The missio Dei is not over there, but is here and now at all times.