Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 3, 2009 - Religion - 224 pages
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Reggie McNeal's bestseller The Present Future is the definitive work on the "missional movement," i.e., the widespread movement among Protestant churches to be less inwardly focused and more oriented toward the culture and community around them. In that book he asked the tough questions that churches needed to entertain to begin to think about who they are and what they are doing; in Missional Renaissance, he shows them the three significant shifts in their thinking and behavior that they need to make that will allow leaders to chart a course toward being missional: (1) from an internal to an external focus, ending the church as exclusive social club model; (2) from running programs and ministries to developing people as its core activity; and (3) from professional leadership to leadership that is shared by everyone in the community. With in-depth discussions of the "what" and the "how" of transitioning to being a missional church, readers will be equipped to move into what McNeal sees as the most viable future for Christianity. For all those thousands of churches who are asking about what to do next after reading The Present Future, Missional Renaissance will provide the answer.
 

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Overall I loved Missional Renaissance by Reggie McNeal. I agree that the North American church is off-base and in need of some change. I agree that we have lost our identity as the people of God. I ... Read full review

Best book for changing the game!

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This book single handily has changed my ministry as a church pastor. It is literally changing the game. I have used it effectively in two churches now to move us into God's preferred future. My whole ... Read full review

Contents

Changing the Scorecard for the Church Chapter 1 The Missional Renaissance
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church Chapter 2 Missional Manifesto
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church Chapter 3 Missional Shift 1 From an Internal to an External Focus
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church Chapter 4 Changing the Scorecard from Internal to External Focus
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church Chapter 5 Missional Shift 2 From Program Development to People Development
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church Chapter 6 Changing the Scorecard from Measuring Programs to Helping People Grow
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church Chapter 7 Missional Shift 3 From ChurchBased to KingdomBased Leadership
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church Chapter 8 Changing the Scorecard from ChurchBased to KingdomBased Leadership
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church Conclusion
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church Notes
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church The Author
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Changing the Scorecard for the Church Index
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About the author (2009)

Reggie McNeal serves as the Missional Leadership Specialist for Leadership Network of Dallas, Texas. McNeal is the author of A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders and the best-selling The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church and Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders from Jossey-Bass.
To learn more go to www.missionalrenaissance.org

About Leadership Network
The mission of Leadership Network identifies and connects innovative church leaders, providing them with resources in the form of new ideas, people, and tools. Contact Leadership Network at www.leadnet.org.

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