Review: The Missional Church in Perspective


If you feel lost in the missional conversation, The Missional Church in Perspective by Craig Van Gelder and Dwight J. Zscheile will go some way to clarifying things for you!

Thoughtful and informative, it traces the history and development of the missional conversation, revisiting the 1998 book entitled Missional Church (ed. Darrell Guder) and considering how thinking has progressed since.  The taxonomy of approaches to missional church is particularly helpful in its breadth and depth of study.  The second half of the book then seeks to develop the missional conversation in various ways: attention is given specifically to its theological frameworks, understanding of culture and congregational and leadership practices in the missional church.  I very much enjoyed my readings in this book and expect to go back to it more than a few times for reference purposes.  This one is worth buying.

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