Introducing the Missional Church (Allelon Missional Series): What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Become One [NOOK Book]

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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.

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Introducing the Missional Church (Allelon Missional Series): What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Become One

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441207913
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: Allelon Missional Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 603,781
  • File size: 689 KB

Meet the Author

Alan J. Roxburgh is a teacher, trainer and consultant who works with Allelon and internationally framing resources for the missional church. He coordinates an international project involving leaders from twelve nations who are examining leadership formation in a globalized world. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Missional Church, The Missional Leader and Leadership, Liminality and the Missionary Congregation, and Reaching a New Generation. He and his wife Jane live in Vancouver, Canada, and have three grown children. He can be reached at his website, www.roxburghmissionalnet.com.

M. Scott Boren is one of the pastors at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a trainer, consultant and the author of The Relational Way and How Do We Get There From Here? He works with Allelon in developing training materials on the missional church. He shares life with his wife Shawna and their four children. He can be reached at www.scottboren.com.
Alan J. Roxburgh is a teacher, trainer, and consultant who works with Allelon and framing resources for the missional church internationally. He coordinates an international project involving leaders from twelve nations who are examining leadership formation in a globalized world. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Missional Church, The Missional Leader and Leadership, Liminality and the Missionary Congregation, Reaching a New Generation, and Introducing the Missional Church. He and his wife, Jane, live in Canada. He can be reached at his website, www.roxburghmissionalnet.com.
M. Scott Boren is one of the pastors at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a trainer, consultant, the coauthor of Introducing the Missional Church, and the author of The Relational Way: How Do We Get There From Here? He works with Allelon in developing training materials on the missional church. He shares life with his wife Shawna and their four children. He can be reached at www.mscottboren.com.
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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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