The Missional Church in Context: Helping Congregations Develop Contextual Ministry

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  • Copyright: 2007-10-26
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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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

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Engaging the Missional Church Conversationp. 1
Introductionp. 9
How Missiology Can Help Inform the Conversation about the Missional Church in Contextp. 12
The Missional Congregation in Contextp. 44
A Reformation Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: A Promising Theology for an Emerging Missional Churchp. 65
Ecclesiology and Leadership for the Missional Churchp. 94
Introductionp. 127
Corps of Discovery: A Twenty-First-Century Contextual Missiology for the Denominational Church in the United Statesp. 130
The Possibility of Transforming the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Korea (GAPCK) into a Missional Churchp. 161
An Old New Church in the Marketplace: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) into the Twenty-First Centuryp. 189
A Contextual Missiology for the Southern Baptist Church in Taiwan: Reviewing the Past and Envisioning the Futurep. 219
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