The missional church conversation continues to make a vital contribution to thinking about congregations and their contexts, addressing the essential question What does it really mean to be church? This book offers substantial, clarifying insights into that ongoing dialogue.
Contributors: Mark Lau Branson James Tzu-Kao Chai Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier Terri Martinson Elton Scott Frederickson Joon Ho Lee Gary M. Simpson Craig Van Gelder
Here is a mother lode of theology, biblical insight, and practical application for pastors and congregations who want 'missional' to be more than clich?. By giving the concept ecclesial traction, these essays help God's people move beyond good intentions to good practice. Van Gelder and company point the way to a life-giving and hopeful future for the church in North America.
-J. Nelson Kraybill
Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
The Missional Church in Context takes a major step forward in advancing the emerging missional church conversation...Provides a thoroughgoing incarnational model and theological understanding of the church's mission in context, enhanced greatly by a number of excellent case studies. 'Must reading' for church leaders and theological educators alike.
-Howard J. Loewen
Fuller Theological Seminary