There is a great deal of talk these days about being “missional” Christians. But, in the third and last part of this interview, Marty has a different take on this. In fact, he talks about the shift he has made from being “just missional to being incarnational”. The focus, for Marty, is no longer trying to “figure out” how to be missional. Rather, it is learning to live like Jesus who was in constant communication with His Father. Marty references Jn. 12:49 where Jesus says that the Father told Him not only what to say but how to say it.
What this means for all of us in the Luke Ten Community is that “mission flows from listening”. We are not missional because we are focusing on being missional. Rather, we focus on listening and see everything else (community, worship, mission, etc.) flow from that.