The Road to Missional

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  • Copyright: 2011-10-01
  • Publisher: Baker Pub Group
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It has recently become acceptable, and even fashionable, to refer to one's church as "missional." But many churches misunderstand the concept, thinking of "going missional" as simply being a necessary add-on to church-as-usual. This domestication of what is actually a very bold paradigm shift makes missional nothing more than one more trick to see church growth. With a light hand and a pastoral spirit, Michael Frost points out how church practitioners are not quite there yet. He reestablishes the ground rules, redefines the terms accurately, and insists that the true prophetic essence of "being missional" comes through undiluted. This clear corrective will take ministry leaders from "not missional yet" to well on their way.

Author Biography

Michael Frost is vice principal of Morling College and the founding director of the Tinsley Institute, a mission study center at Morling College in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Jesus the Fool, Seeing God in the Ordinary, and Exiles, and the coauthor of The Shaping of Things to Come.

Table of Contents

About the Shapevine Missional Seriesp. 9
Series Editor's Prefacep. 11
Introduction: Using the M-Wordp. 15
The Missio Dei: Seeing Mission as Bigger Than Evangelismp. 23
Slow Evangelism: Moving Beyond the Four Spiritual Lawsp. 41
A Market-Shaped Church: How Membership Has Trumped Missionp. 63
Triumphant Humiliation: The Cross as a Missional Paradigm for Holinessp. 81
Breathing Shalom: Bringing Reconciliation, Justice, and Beauty to a Broken Worldp. 101
Moving into the Neighborhood: Living Out Incarnational Missionp. 121
Conclusion: The Sound of Worlds Collidingp. 141
Notesp. 147
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