I recently read an insightful post on what it means to preach “being missional” over at In the Time of Postmoderns I Was a Puritan. Here’s an excerpt:
Being “missional” doesn’t mean just dropping the word in sermons hoping people will figure out what it means. It takes talking about specific issues of the church’s mission, grounding them in scripture exposition, and trying to engage your church into thinking about, planning, and pursuing missional goals communally; not merely planting ideas in people head’s that they will individually pursue once they leave the four walls of the church building. That kind of individualism is what is plaguing the church already, we don’t need to blindly continue in it.
He goes on to provide a brief but helpful list of several areas where we can dig in to what it means to be missional. Read the whole post here.