Wow...these were the notes I jotted down:
- Missional order is basically how to plant churches in post-Christendom.
- Missional order is about 10 people embedded/incarnated in a community, surviving as a community supporting each other in an organic way.
- Missional order gathers for formation and sends people out into mission --it is a rhythm of life-- and its community must be ready to resist the surrounding culture's idea of "success."
- Missional order is not about getting, having or using power to lead. It is about constantly giving power away (empowering others) and being mutually submitted to each other.
- Missional order is about a way of life together as living presentation of the Gospel...it is not about programs and attraction.
But for me, this connection of Missional Order as post-Christendom church planting methodology was like a stroke of lightning--the last piece falling into place. And David Fitch and Allelon are the ones saying, "Yup, that's the idea."
Our gracious God has provided his humble little purple abbess with one more powerful piece of confirmation...and, as with every other piece of the story, you don't have to take my word for it!