Came across this video of Reggie McNeal talking about missional church.
What caught my attention in this video was the discussion about "Cross Domain" partnerships. The idea of working with the community rather than for the community. When we work for the community we are less likely to engage the community, but when we work with the community, engagement is set to rise.
So I guess the question is: Where might God be calling us to work with our community as we partner with him in his redemptive mission?
There are some other resources available too, particularly a paper about engagement. This can be downloaded from here. The paper is called: Fast Forwarding Your Church’s Engagement in the Community