As there’s not a lot happening around a.e today, you will definitely find Erika Haub’s brilliant post, Missional: To dwell and to die, (part of the Missional SynchroBlog), worth spending the time to read. Please.
There is a fondness in missional circles for speaking of how Jesus came and dwelt among us and how we too are called to “come and dwell”; to incarnate in our communities; to “move into the neighborhood” so to speak. Coming from a church context where all members live within two miles of one another and most within walking distance, I can testify to the ways that committing to dwell in a place powerfully impacts witness, community transformation, and discipleship.
Please read the entire post.