The Missional Church in Context: Helping Congregations Develop Contextual Ministry

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The missional church conversation continues to make a vital contribution to thinking about congragations and their contexts, addressing the essential question What does it really mean to be church? This book offers substantial, clarifying insights into that ongoing dialoque.
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Overview

The missional church conversation continues to make a vital contribution to thinking about congragations and their contexts, addressing the essential question What does it really mean to be church? This book offers substantial, clarifying insights into that ongoing dialoque.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802845672
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Missional Church Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Contributors     ix
Introduction: Engaging the Missional Church Conversation     1
Introduction     9
How Missiology Can Help Inform the Conversation about the Missional Church in Context   Craig Van Gelder     12
The Missional Congregation in Context   Scott Frederickson     44
A Reformation Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: A Promising Theology for an Emerging Missional Church   Gary M. Simpson     65
Ecclesiology and Leadership for the Missional Church   Mark Lau Branson     94
Introduction     127
Corps of Discovery: A Twenty-First-Century Contextual Missiology for the Denominational Church in the United States   Terri Martinson Elton     130
The Possibility of Transforming the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Korea (GAPCK) into a Missional Church   Joon Ho Lee     161
An Old New Church in the Marketplace: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) into the Twenty-First Century   Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier     189
A Contextual Missiology for the Southern Baptist Church in Taiwan: Reviewing the Past and Envisioning the Future   James Tzu-Kao Chai     219
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