Missional Church

Author: Daniel L. Guder
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802843500
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What would a theology of the Church look like that took seriously the fact that North America is now itself a mission field? This question lies at the foundation of this volume written by an ecumenical team of six noted missiologists—Lois Barrett, Inagrace T. Dietterich, Darrell L. Guder, George R. Hunsberger, Alan J. Roxburgh, and Craig Van Gelder. The result of a three-year research project undertaken by The Gospel and Our Culture Network, this book issues a firm challenge for the church to recover its missional call right here in North America, while also offering the tools to help it do so. The authors examine North America s secular culture and the church s loss of dominance in today s society. They then present a biblically based theology that takes seriously the church s missional vocation and draw out the consequences of this theology for the structure and institutions of the church.

The Missional Church And Leadership Formation

Author: Craig Van Gelder
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802864937
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In this volume the third book in the Missional Church series eminent missional church expert Craig Van Gelder continues to track and contribute to the expanding missional church conversation, inviting today s brightest minds in the field to speak to key questions concerning church leadership.

The Missional Church In Context

Author: Craig Van Gelder
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802845673
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The missional church conversation continues to make a vital contribution to thinking about congregations and their contexts, addressing the essential question What does it really mean to be church? This book offers substantial, clarifying insights into that ongoing dialogue. Contributors: Mark Lau Branson James Tzu-Kao Chai Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier Terri Martinson Elton Scott Frederickson Joon Ho Lee Gary M. Simpson Craig Van Gelder

Missional God Missional Church

Author: Ross Hastings
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830863488
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"As the Father has sent me, I am sending you" (John 20:21). With the reality of broad-scale secularization in the West and the attendant cloud of insignificance hanging over the church, is there any hope for the re-evangelization of the West? In this comprehensive theology of mission, Ross Hastings directs the fretful gaze of the church to the trinitarian commission of John 20. There we find Jesus granting peace to his disciples by breathing his Spirit on them. He formed them into his community of shalom. Leaving their locked room, these "sent ones" went out to participate in God's own ongoing mission to the world. Hastings also tackles the dual challenges of isolation from and accommodation to the surrounding culture. Building on the works of David Bosch, Lesslie Newbigin, Christopher Wright and Darrell Guder, the author corrects numerous dichotomies that hinder the church. In the power of the Spirit the gathered church is spiritually transformed and also scattered as it proclaims God's forgiveness and freedom. This comprehensive theology of mission opens possibilities for renewal of faithful effort as we join in Christ's mission to the world.

The Forgotten Ways

Author: Alan Hirsch
Editor: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1493404725
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Alan Hirsch's paradigm-shifting classic remains the definitive statement of the church as dynamic missional movement. The bestselling first edition ignited a conversation about how to harness the power of movements for the future growth of the church. In this major update, Hirsch shares significant insights gained along the way, provides fresh new examples of growing churches, and reflects on the last ten years of the missional movement. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout and includes charts, diagrams, an expanded glossary of terms, new appendices, an index, a new foreword by Ed Stetzer, and a new afterword by Jeff Vanderstelt. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Hirsch is widely acknowledged as a thought leader and mission strategist for churches across the Western world. He considers The Forgotten Ways the guiding work to all of his other writings. The book explores the factors that come together to generate high-impact, exponentially explosive, spiritually vibrant Jesus movements in any time and context. This extensive update to Hirsch's influential work offers a system of six vital keys to movements that will continue shape the future of the missional movement for years to come.

Planting Missional Churches

Author: Ed Stetzer
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433692155
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Planting a church is one of the most exciting adventures you’ll ever embark on. It’s also one of the hardest. It requires initiative, leadership, strategy, systems, and a lot of prayer. In this second edition of Planting Missional Churches, not only will you find a completely redesigned book with new content in every single chapter, but you will also find several new chapters on topics such as church multiplication, residencies, multi-ethnic ministry, multisite, denominations and networks, and spiritual leadership. So if you’re planting a church, be prepared. Use this book as a guide to build the needed ministry areas so that you can multiply over and over again. For additional resources visit www.newchurches.com/PMC.

Missional Church

Author: Daniel L. Guder
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780802843500
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What would a theology of the Church look like that took seriously the fact that North America is now itself a mission field? This question lies at the foundation of this volume written by an ecumenical team of six noted missiologists—Lois Barrett, Inagrace T. Dietterich, Darrell L. Guder, George R. Hunsberger, Alan J. Roxburgh, and Craig Van Gelder. The result of a three-year research project undertaken by The Gospel and Our Culture Network, this book issues a firm challenge for the church to recover its missional call right here in North America, while also offering the tools to help it do so. The authors examine North America s secular culture and the church s loss of dominance in today s society. They then present a biblically based theology that takes seriously the church s missional vocation and draw out the consequences of this theology for the structure and institutions of the church.

Missio Dei

Author: Kevin Wilcock
Editor: Wayne Back
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Kevin Wilcock is the Senior Pastor of Life Church, Newcastle, Australia as well as the founder and leader of Ozreach Australia. He is a leading practitioner in missional churches in Australia as well as leading a relational movement of missional churches. Amongst other things, the run Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) 7 days a week, Seafarers Mission Life Houses emergency accommodation, Pub Church and Soul Café, a feeding program for the homeless and needy, also providing a doctors clinic, Legal Aid, counselling, Centrelink, clothing, and general support. The chapter titles are Chapter 1 - Things are changing Chapter 2 - The missional life Chapter 3 - Uncluttered Christianity Chapter 4 – Understanding cultural trends and spiritual climates Chapter 5 - Missio Dei Chapter 6 - Communitas Chapter 7 - Missio Dei & Communitas Chapter 8 - Leadership in a missional world Chapter 9 - Discipleship in a missional world Chapter 10 - Pastoral care and shepherding in a missional world Chapter 11 - Evangelism in a missional world Chapter 12 - Meetings in a missional world Chapter 13 - Church buildings in a missional world Chapter 14 - The 5 marks of a missional church Chapter 15 - The strengths and weaknesses of missional church

The Missional Church And Denominations

Author: Craig Van Gelder
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802863582
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The Missional Church and Denominations utilizes the missional church conversation as a lens for engaging an important dimension of church life in the United States - denominations and denominationalism. Denominations have been studied from a wide variety of perspectives, including historical, sociological, and theological, but they have yet to be engaged in light of a missional church understanding. Here each essay helps to bring further clarity to the word "missional" and contributes to the ever-widening conversation.

Starting Missional Churches

Author: Mark Branson
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830896562
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All mission is local the people of God joining the work of God in a particular place. In Starting Missional Churches Mark Lau Branson and Nicholas Warnes introduce us to seven missional churches while examining common challenges regarding their genesis. Using stories, interviews with pastors and a look at common preconceived notions of church planting in the West, this guide brings together resources of the missional church conversation with the creativity and energy of those who are experimenting with diverse planting activities and practices across the country. Curated by a pastor and a professor, this work highlights diverse modern examples of congregations focused on reaching their communities with a missional mindset. Learn from these stories how to build a vibrant, engaging church—one that generates redemptive witness in our neighborhoods and in our world.