The Missional Church in Perspective
Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation
Publication Date: May 2011
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In this book, two leading ministry experts place the missional church conversation in historical perspective and offer fresh insights for its further development. They begin by providing a helpful review of the genesis of the missional church and offering an insightful critique of the Gospel and Our Culture Network's seminal book "Missional Church," which set the conversation in motion. They map the diverse paths this discussion has taken over the past decade, identifying four primary branches and ten sub-branches of the conversation and placing over one hundred published titles and websites into this framework. The authors then utilize recent developments in biblical and theological perspectives to strengthen and extend the conversation about missional theology, the church's interaction with culture and cultures, and church organization and leadership in relation to the formation of believers as disciples. Professors, students, and church leaders will value this comprehensive overview of the missional movement. It includes a foreword by Alan J. Roxburgh.
About the AuthorByungohk Lee is a pastor in the Presbyterian Church of Korea and assistant professor at Honam Theological University and Seminary in Korea. He has published articles such as "Toward a Korean Missional Church: A Dialogue between Missional Theology and Minjung Theology" (2012), "Missional Hermeneutic of the Other: A Dialogue between Levinas and Confucianism" (2013), and "A Missional Perspective of Moltmann's Trinity for the Suffering World" (2014).
ALAN J. ROXBURGH is a priest, seminary professor, and internationally respected consultant with more than 30 years' experience leading congregational and system change. The author of more than a dozen books, he is the founder of The Missional Network, a partnership of practitioners and academics who are discerning the shape of the church in changing contexts. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.