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EtymologyEdit

attraction +‎ -al

AdjectiveEdit

attractional (not comparable)

  1. Relating to attraction
    • 1904, Robert Brandon Arnold, Scientific fact and metaphysical reality, page 170:
      The spermatozoon is not concerned with evasion, but in addition to the ordinary physical and chemical changes it has a special attractional relation to the ovum.
  2. (religion) Relating to attempts to attract worshippers to a church
    • 2007, Elmer L. Towns, Ed Stetzer, Warren Bird, 11 Innovations in the Local Church (page 221)
      For Lima Community Church, attractional evangelism seems to work well. Their credo is to care deeply about people, reach out to them, invite them into your life and bring them to church []
    • 2009, Alan Hirsch, Darryn Altclass, The Forgotten Ways Handbook (page 143)
      Complex attractional approaches tend to have a contraceptive effect on the reproductive capacities of the church.
    • 2011, Craig Van Gelder, Dwight J. Zscheile, The Missional Church in Perspective (page 132)
      Churches with an attractional posture toward mission have long sought to be hospitable to seekers and other visitors who might attend worship.

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