Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Google eBook)

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Darrell L. Guder, Lois Barrett
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1998 - Religion - 280 pages
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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 missiologistsóLois 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.

  

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Review: Missional Church: a Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America

User Review  - Cara Meredith - Goodreads

Perhaps had I read it in a timely manner (instead of over the course of 8 months), I would have gotten more out of it than I actually did. While the overall premise is important and I found myself ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

The foundational text on the missional church paradigm/movement. A must-read for any pastor, elder or other church leader seeking to influence their congregations toward a missional mindset and model of ministry. Read full review

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Contents

Missional Church From Sending to Being Sent
1
Missional Context Understanding North American Culture
18
Missional Challenge Understanding the Church in North America
46
Missional Vocation Called and Sent to Represent the Reign of God
77
Missional Witness The Church as Apostle to the World
110
Missional Community Cultivating Communities of the Holy Spirit
142
Missional Leadership Equipping Gods People for Mission
183
Missional Structures The Particular Community
221
Missional Connectedness The Community of Communities in Mission
248
Bibliography for Research on a Missional Ecclesiology for North America
269
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About the author (1998)

Guder is the Peachtree Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Columbia Theological Seminary.

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