A Field Guide for the Missional Congregation: Embarking on a Journey of Transformation


• A no-nonsense articulation of the core principles for transformational congregations
• From two of the church's most authoritative voices in the field of transformational leadership
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• A no-nonsense articulation of the core principles for transformational congregations
• From two of the church's most authoritative voices in the field of transformational leadership
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806680446
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 489,455
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Martin E. Marty Marty, Martin E. 9

Introduction: Encountering God's Work Among Us: A Journey of Discovery 13

Chapter 1 Does the Church Have a Future? 17

Chapter 2 A Missional Identity: God's Vision for Congregations 30

Seven Transformational Keys

Chapter 3 Develop a Vision for God's Mission 43

Chapter 4 Focus on God's Mission and Discipleship 55

Chapter 5 Cultivate a Healthy Climate 69

Chapter 6 Build a Supportive Team of Staff and Lay Leadership 81

Chapter 7 Stay the Course When Facing Conflict 95

Chapter 8 Practice Stewardship to Build Financial Viability 109

Chapter 9 Celebrate Successes and the Contributions of All 121

Epilogue: The Missional Journey: Bearing Witness to the Kingdom of God 133

Appendix A Amazing Grace Church Strategic Plan 136

Appendix B Example Financial Report for Amazing Grace Church 140

Notes 141

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