The more that the missional understanding is taking hold, the more this understanding causes us to rethink all of our daily lives and church life and practice. Mission was once relegated to a side ministry of the church. In academic circles, mission was relegated to "practical theology" or "ecclessiology." Now, however, church practitioners and theologians alike are beginning to see that since mission is a fundamental part of who God is and does, it belongs under theology proper.
This has huge implications for a lot of things, but the one that I want to point out today is the implications for worship. If God is a God of mission, if he is a sending and sent God, then our worship of him must be about his missional nature. It must be about him sending the Son and the Spirit and us into the world. It must be about how God acted redemptively through Christ, and how God continues to be active in mission today.
In other words, we should not have this huge divide between worship and mission. They ought to naturally flow together. We aren't just singing cool songs with catchy tunes in worship. We are praising the God of mission.
Clayton J. Schmit, author of Sent and Gathered: A Worship Manual for the Missional Church, suggests
What ideas do you have about ending worship with a "sending"?