Don’t let that title mislead you — all of the thinking and writing that has gone into this link is greatly appreciated!
But, wow, there is a lot of it!
If you (or your leadership teams) want to become conversant in what missional communities are, and how they function, this is a great place to start! It incorporates input from a well-rounded selection of leaders on each of the 7 questions, and it even including some audio interviews.
Just make sure you give yourself the time to take it all in!
One of the things that is extremely important to state is that churches and missional communities embody the permission — in fact, the insistence — to define themselves organically. The concept of “missional community” is a loose organisational framework, but the specifics are unique in each case, depending on the leadership’s priorities, the gifting of the participants, and the needs of the community.