Comparing Attractional and Missional
Matt Stone has done a great post on Attractional vs Missional Services. It is a great post, so be sure you go over and read it.
To make his point, Matt used this illustration:
Think about it. In an attractional model, what it the primary door to the community of believers and faith? Answer: The Sunday morning service. But in a missional context, the primary door is engagement with the faith community (individually and collectively) away from the Sunday gathering. This engagement with non-yet-Christians leads to involvement with the community which leads to belonging which leads to faith (believing). You might diagram it something like this:
Engagement —>> Involvement —>> Belonging —>> Belief
Or you could illustrate the way I have here:
Brad: This is a good start on answering your question, me thinks.