Missional Ecclesiology

"A proper, biblical ecclesiology looks at everything the church is and does in relation to the mission of God in the world. The church does not exist for itself, but for participation in God's mission of reconciliation. 'Mission' is not just an activity carried out by special people in faraway places. Mission is the character of the church in whatever context it exists."

--Lois Barrett in Treasure in Clay Jars, IX