4 Church is not to be content to be a safe home until all homes are safe. Church is not to be content to be growing and thriving in a community that is suffering and declining. Don’t be the best church IN your community, but be the best church FOR your community. Shift from internal to external ministries, from programs to people development, from church-based to world-based leadership.
10. Four Paths, or The Loop, of Church-ing: 1. Missional Service; 2. Community Life; 3. Discipleship/Leadership; 4. Worship that refreshes the soul for missional service.
11. Focus not on “a church” but on “the church” which can have many manifestations. Church is not a what, but a who; Church anywhere, anytime, by anyone. Postcongregational. Grow smaller to do bigger things.
12. Ask the questions: if your church ceased to exist, who beyond in the community would notice and who would be affected? Who does your heart break for? Who does God's heart break for?
Also aligning with the 12 Marks of New Monasticism: