Today is our third installment of terms related to the different structures of the church and their purposes. Exciting stuff, eh? Well, today's Word of the Day is a bit straightforward in name, but let's unpack it anyway.
noun | mish-uh-nair-y struck-chure
- Not an actual building to house missionaries, but the organizational entities that recruit, gather, train, lead, develop, oversee, and deploy missionaries around the world.
- Part of the sodalic expression of the Church.
- Provides cohesive spiritual, financial, strategic, theological, and relational oversight and accountability for missionaries.
- Marked by their adaptability, flexibility, cross-cultural knowledge, and apostolic focus.
Example: In discerning his calling to share the Gospel with unreached people groups in Central Asia, Egbert began to realize that a missionary structure would enable him to live out his calling to its fullest.