Missional church: Church When the Maps Have Changed

Alan J. Roxburgh, one of premier authorities on the missional church today spoke at Montreal Diocesan Theological College at a clergy conference, Sept. 26-28, 2010. There were seven lectures on the topic: Church When the Maps Have Changed (link).

Lecture #1 | Lecture #2 | Lecture #3 | Lecture #4 | Lecture #5 | Lecture #6 | Lecture #7 (round table discussion)

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I also recently picked up one of Roxburgh’s books at a pastor’s study conference earlier this month, and I look forward to reading it when I get some breathing room.

  • Alan J. Roxburgh and M. Scott Boren.  Introducing the Missional Church: What it is, Why it Matters, How to Become One. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.

Some books on the missional church

Craig Van Gelder. The Ministry of the Missional Church: A Community Led by the Spirit (Baker, 2007)
Craig Van Gelder, editor. The Missional Church and Leadership Formation: Helping Congregations Develop Leadership Capacity (Eerdmans, 2009)

I’ve recently finished reading two books on the missional church.   These two books have been my foundational readings about the missional church.

  1. Craig Van Gelder. The Ministry of the Missional Church: A Community Led by the Spirit (Baker, 2007).
  2. Craig Van Gelder, editor. The Missional Church and Leadership Formation: Helping Congregations Develop Leadership Capacity (Eerdmans, 2009).

I am now re-reading the foundational book: Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Eerdmans, 1998), edited by Darrell Guder, who is another key author.

Another important author in the mission church conversation is Alan Roxburgh.

And if you’re interested, here’s a good list of books on the missional church.

I will give my personal opinion on the missional church movement in a post coming up.