Jesus never stopped at forming a “missional community.” His mission to “seek and to save the lost” required Him to speak God’s Word to the people with whom He connected. When He did, some remained in fellowship with Him. But many did not.
Demographically speaking, the future is bleak for the LCMS. And that is the future that the devil would have us believe.
If the word ‘missional’ moves us to better serve Christ and our neighbor through a renewed devotion to living out the Gospel and a renewed commitment to answer our call to proclaim it, then it is serving us well.