Currently popular is for congregations to transform by a focus on being missional. To focus on missional–the “go” action where congregations cross barriers to identify with and minister in a world context as proactive participants in God’s mission–can become just another program. It is in many settings the “in” thing.
Any time even the best of foci become the “in” thing they risk being watered down by people who want to be a part of it. Congregations truly transforming choose to focus on that perspective on the mission of God or Missio Dei to which God has uniquely called them.