Introducing the Missional Church: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Become One

Introducing the Missional Church: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Become One

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by Alan J. Roxburgh, M. Scott Boren
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801072123

ISBN-13: 9780801072123

Pub. Date: 11/01/2009

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Many pastors and church leaders have heard the term "missional" but have only a vague idea of what it means, let alone why it might be important to them. But what does it actually mean? What does a missional church look like and how does it function? Two leading voices in the missional movement here provide an accessible introduction, showing readers how the

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Many pastors and church leaders have heard the term "missional" but have only a vague idea of what it means, let alone why it might be important to them. But what does it actually mean? What does a missional church look like and how does it function? Two leading voices in the missional movement here provide an accessible introduction, showing readers how the movement developed, why it's important, and how churches can become more missional.

Introducing the Missional Church demonstrates that ours is a post-Christian culture, making it necessary for church leaders to think like missionaries right here at home. Focusing on a process that allows a church to discern its unique way of being missional, it guides readers on a journey that will lead them to implement a new set of missional practices in their churches. The authors demonstrate that living missionally is about discerning and joining God's work in the world in order to be a witness to God's kingdom on earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801072123
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Allelon Missional Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,169,514
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface 7

Introduction 9

Part 1 One Missional River

1 Not All Who Wander Are Lost: Stories of a Church In Between 15

2 Just Give Me a Definition: Why Missional Church Is So Hard to Define 27

3 Does Missional Fit? Can My Church Be Missional? 47

Part 2 Three Missional Conversations

4 What's Behind the Wardrobe? The Center of the Missional Church 65

5 We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Missionaries in Our Own Land 75

6 Why Do We Need Theology? Missional Is about God, Not the Church 91

7 God's Dream for the World: What Is a Contrast Society? 101

Part 3 Countless Missional Journeys

8 The Journey Ahead: Following the Winds of the Spirit 115

9 Starting from Here: Where Is Your Church Now? 123

10 The Missional Change Model: Getting There from Here 133

11 The Awareness Stage: Staring Reality in the Face 147

12 The Understanding Stage: Can We Really Talk about These Things? 157

13 The Evaluation Stage: A Snapshot of the Church 163

14 The Work of the Church Board: How Do Innovators and Traditionalists Work Together? 171

15 The Experiment Stage: Little Steps toward Something Big 181

Conclusion: Commitment 191

Notes 197

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