While working on the post about space priorities for a congregation, I began to reflect on the interaction between missional and worship space. I think that missional and worship space could be the same space for a congregation. I have wondered what it would look like for the first building which a new church start constructs to be primarily designed for mission and able to be utilized for worship and other gatherings of the community. I think that this would be messier than designing a space primarily for worship gatherings, but well worth it. The priority of missional space helps the congregation and the surrounding community see and recognize that the church is a community that is a result of a common mission.
I think that there is overlap between worship and missional activity. Currently in worship at Resurrection mission teams are commissioned during the weekly worship service. This provides the rest of the congregation a chance to be a witness to God’s work through these people. For the team, it hopefully provides a sense of spiritual support and authority to be a part of God’s work in the world.
- In what ways do you think there could be or have you experienced the interaction between worship and missional activity?
- What are your thoughts about the interaction between worship and mission?