“A missional church is a highly unified body of believers, passionately committed to being God’s missionary presence to the community that surrounds them, recognizing that God has already been at work in that location and has a specific agenda for it…They embrace the mindset that they are exiles (Heb. 11:13) and resident aliens (1 Pet. 1:1) whose citizenship is firmly rooted in heaven (Phil. 3:20). They therefore seek to live a counter-cultural lifestyle in ways meaningful to that culture (Dan. 1:4–8). This mindset empowers consistent, humble, and sometimes sacrificial service (Mark 10:45).
MacIlvaine, W. R., III. (2010). What Is the Missional Church Movement?. In . Vol. 167: Bibliotheca Sacra Volume 167 (665) (104). Dallas, TX: Dallas Theological Seminary.