Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America

Front Cover
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Feb 9, 1998 - Religion - 280 pages
8 Reviews
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.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
3
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ericbradley - LibraryThing

Written from the mainline church perspective, this book confronts changes to Christianity in North America (as the end of Christendom) and how the Church can take this as a opportunity to change into ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David R. Bess - Christianbook.com

Guder provides here a good introduction to missional theology and ecclesiology. While not for the casual reader or average church layperson, this book does provide fascinating scholarly insights into ... Read full review

Selected pages

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
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1998)

Darrell L. Guder is Henry Winters Luce Chair of Missional and Ecumenical Theology and Dean-elect at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Bibliographic information