My friend, Brad Bergfalk, has an interesting post this morning on the soon coming death of the attractional church and the rise of the missional church.
Right now, the missional model doesn’t have enough traction in the United States to make any difference. But I predict, that there will be plenty to talk about when pastors begin to see their role missionally rather than as institutional caretaker (this is already happening). The rub will come when the church discovers that the missional pastor doesn’t care how many people are on the membership roles. The missional pastor doesn’t measure his or her success by the size of their projector. The tension will rise when the co-called “seeker church” realizes that no one is seeking any more and the attractional model will go the way of the pet rock.
Please read Brad’s entire post.