Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World

Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World

by Alan Roxburgh, Fred Romanuk
     
 

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Missional churches are not about a particular program or isolated projects (such as mission trips or youth ministry). At the very heart of a missional church is a gathering of people who are concerned with the bigger purpose of bringing God's word into the larger community outside their walls.

In The Missional Leader, consultants Alan J. Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk

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Missional churches are not about a particular program or isolated projects (such as mission trips or youth ministry). At the very heart of a missional church is a gathering of people who are concerned with the bigger purpose of bringing God's word into the larger community outside their walls.

In The Missional Leader, consultants Alan J. Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk give church and denominational leaders, pastors, and clergy a clear model for leading the change necessary to create and foster a missional church focused outward to spread the message of the Gospel into the surrounding community. The Missional Leader emphasizes principles rather than institutional forms, shows readers how to move away from "church as usual," and demonstrates what capacities, environments, and mindsets are required to lead a missional church.

Experts in the field of missional leadership, Roxburgh and Romanuk outline a strategic change model that can be implemented to help transform a congregation and its leaders. They also present the factors that define the character of an effective missional leader and show how a pastor and other clergy can lead their congregation to best serve their church and larger community.

Ultimately, this book helps to guide church leaders to cultivate a local church environment where God is the center of conversation and God shapes the focus and work of the people.

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"The Missional Leader paints a realistic picture ... of what life could look like among churches willing to enter the chaos [of the world] and make lasting change little by little." (Christianity Today, Fall 2006)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787983253
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/14/2006
Series:
Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series, #17
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
888,662
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.92(d)

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"Alan J. Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk are two of the few people in theworld today who understand how we can create an environment for themissional transformation of the church for the postmodern world.Every church leader should read this book!"
—Rev. Dr. Clark D. Cowden, evangelist presbyter, Presbyteryof San Joaquin, Presbyterian Church

"Discontinuous change wreaks havoc among congregations andpastors who aren’t familiar with the new terrain.  Whenit comes to navigating this new land, Roxburgh and Romanuk have myear and gratitude.  Effective, dependable, useful . . . their wisdom is helping retool our congregation for daring androbust witness.  And among my students—who feel changedeep in their bones, both its threats and opportunities—thisbook is a vital companion as they begin their ministries."
—Chris William Erdman, senior pastor, University PresbyterianChurch; adjunct faculty, MB Biblical Seminary Biblical Seminary

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