Missional — new word?
I’ve remarked a few times on the tendency to use the word “missional” where a few years ago “missionary” would probably have been used, but, as Tall Skinny Kiwi notes, the use of “missional” is itself quite old.
I found a reference to the word ‘missional’ back in 1814. I had given a later date in earlier blogs and talks but this discovery sheds new light and an older date. The Americans were the first to use the word. Brits didn’t use “missional” until later in the century.