Ryan Bloger wrote a great blog entry called “Missionaries Get the Emerging Church” that i think is worth a read. Its my opinion (and not original with me by of course) that churches in America need to take a missionary stance to effectively have any impact on our communities and expect to see Christ transform our cultures.
Far too often, we sit back and wait for people to come to us. While this approach still has success, i think that the days are numbered because more and more people don’t really care or think about church. many of the people i come in contact with as i am out and about are this way. to them, church is not even in their radar.
If you are interested in this topic, a worthwhile book to read would be “The Shaping of Things to Come.” It takes are great look at the difference between the attractional and incarnational church now that we are moving from Christiandom to post-Christiandom.