God's Missionary People: Rethinking the Purpose of the Local Church

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Baker Academic, Sep 1, 1991 - Religion - 224 pages
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The author advocates a closer identification between the local congregation and the universal church. He works through the realities of church life and denominational organizations before challenging church leaders to redefine ecclesiology.
 

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Contents

Foreword
11
Introduction
19
Common Conceptions of Church and Mission
29
A Dynamic View of the Four Attributes
66
The Four Attributes in Missional Perspective
69
New Words of ChurchinMission
83
A New Vision of Gods
85
Purposes for an Emerging Church
98
Missionary Members in the Local Church
149
Models of Church Structure for Ministry
158
The Satellite and House Church Models
159
Missionary Leaders in the Local Church
163
Typology of Congregational Leaders
167
Three Concepts of Leadership
169
LeaderFollower Interaction Within Typical Leadership Styles
174
Missional Administration in the Local Church
179

The Covenant Community of the King
102
The Role of the Church in the World
124
Relationships between Church and World
127
Becoming Gods Missionary People
131
Interacting Systems Between Church and World
138
Organizing Gods People in Exodus and Acts
181
Linking the Churchs Programs to Its Actions in the World
185
Bibliography
195
Scripture Index
215
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About the author (1991)

Charles E. Van Engen is the Arthur F. Glasser Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission at Fuller.

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