TEXTBOOK LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the descriptions of a “mission-minded”church and a “missional” church. (Chapter 2, Planting Missional Churches: Planting a Church That’s Biblically Sound and Reaching People in Culture by Ed Stetzer)
Missional means actually doing missions right where you are. Missional means adopting the posture of a missionary, learning and adapting to the culture around you while remaining biblically sound. Missional means being a missionary without ever leaving your zip code. Mission minded refers more to an attitude of caring about missions, particularly overseas.