There are many different ways for individuals and simple church communities to express missional impact in the world. But, both mission and community-life are important and there is an intentional rhythm to both.
Recently I was talking to a friend who shared his own experience in living out a regular rhythm for himself and for his community. He meets with seekers and non-believer-friends weekly for food and friendship. They eat together with his family in their home, share stories about their lives, and deepen connection. Out of this, he has found that many people want to discover more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. At the same time, he meets once or more times a week with those who already are Jesus-followers. At these simple-church gatherings they make time for Acts 2:34 — breaking bread, fellowship, prayer, and the word.
We all have different ways of expressing the mission of Jesus in the world. There is no one-size-fits-all. But I love the way my friend is intentionally balancing between times of mission and times of community shared life.