This fourth volume in the "Living Church" series responds to the expressed need of today's church leaders for a more extroverted and mission-oriented ministry. Taking the lofty principles of missional church theorists, ministry practitioner Glynis LaBarre engages local congregations in what she calls a Missional Church Learning Experience. Taking a model tested and tried by dozens of small to mid-sized churches, she invites pastors and lay leaders to embark on a community project based on the needs of their own neighborhoodand to share their journey with other church leaders in their area as a means of learning from and encouraging one another. Enlivening the principles with stories of actual ministry practice and quotes from participants in the experience, this practical guide will transform not only the leader but the congregation and its community.
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About the Author
Since 2005, GLYNIS LABARRE has been a transformation strategist for the American Baptist Home Mission Societies. Working with local churches interested in retooling for future ministry, LaBarre has been responsible for a number of turnaround churches. To date, more than 200 churches have participated in her Missional Church Learning Experience (MCLE). LaBarre holds a Master of Divinity degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, in Kansas City, Kansas, and is certified as a ministry coach by Valwood Christian Leadership Coaching. She makes her home in Round Rock, Texas.