The Missional Church and Leadership Formation: Helping Congregations Develop Leadership Capacity

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-23
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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In this volume-the third book in the Missional Church Series-eminent missional church expert Craig van Gelder continues to track and contribute to the expanding missional church conversation. inviting today"s bright est minds in the field to speak to key questions concerning church leadership. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Craig Van Gelder is professor of congregational mission at Luther Seminary, St.Paul, Minnesota. His other books include The Church between Gospel and Culture, The Missional Church in Context, and The Missional Church and Denominations (all Eerdmans).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Engaging the Missional Church Conversationp. 1
Missional Leadership Formation In Relation To Theological Education
Theological Education and Missional Leadership Formation: Can Seminaries Prepare Missional Leaders for Congregations?p. 11
Missional Theology for Schools of Theology: Re-engaging the Question "What Is Theological about a Theological School?"p. 45
Developing Evangelical Public Leadership for Apostolic Witness: A Missional Alternative to Traditional Pastoral Formationp. 72
Missional Leadership Formation In Relation To Congregationsp. 97
Cultivating Missional Leaders: Mental Models and the Ecology of Vocationp. 99
Forming Lay Missional Leaders for Congregations and the Worldp. 120
Vision-Discerning vs. Vision-Casting: How Shared Vision Can Raise Up Communities of Leaders Rather than Mere Leaders of Communitiesp. 147
Missional Leadership Formation In Relation To Recent Researchp. 173
Characteristics of Congregations That Empower Missional Leadership: A Lutheran Voicep. 175
Leadership and the Missional Church Conversation: Listening In on What Leaders in Four Denominational Systems Have to Sayp. 209
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