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Missional Communities
Author Reggie McNeal,  PublisherJohn Wiley/Jossey-Bass
Format Hardcover
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The Rise Of The Post-Congregational Church (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series) From Reggie McNeal, the bestselling author of The Present Future and Missional Renaissance, comes another book that helps to define and illuminate the popular missional movement. This newest book examines a natural outgrowth of the move toward a missional orientation: the deconstruction of congregations into very small Christian communities. For all those thousands of churches and leaders who have followed Reggie McNeal's bold lead, this book details the rise of a new life form in churches. Discusses how to move a church from an internal to an external ministry focus.

Reggie McNeal is a recognized leader in the missional movement. Outlines an alternative to the program church model that is focused on the projects and passions of the congregants. This book draws on McNeal's twenty years of leadership roles in local congregations and his work over the last decade with thousands of clergy and church leaders.

Almost a decade ago, in his bestselling book The Present Future, Reggie McNeal talked about the growing phenomenon of post-congregational Christians, people who, for a variety of reasons, choose to pursue their spiritual journey outside the routines and rhythms of the congregational model of church that has dominated religious activity for centuries. This development has created ripe conditions to produce and to nurture a new life form of church that intersects people in the middle of life--in their homes, their workplaces, their leisure pursuits, their passions to help others.

In Missional Communities McNeal shows us this new form of church and how it differs in its rhythms, its celebrations, its activities, and its scorecard. He maintains that it is not for everyone, nor is it the replacement for centuries of church practice. But it is clearly a growing phenomenon that cannot be ignored. At the very heart of the book are stories about some of these new missional communities, each one illustrating a fresh and different chapter in God's work in and through the church. The settings range from Europe to North America, from suburb to city to college campus, from neighborhood to workplace. McNeal presents these stories in the hopes of exciting the imaginations of those attracted to this burgeoning movement--whether they want to get started in their own distinctive way of doing missional community or want to be more missional in their traditional practices.

For all those thousands of churches and leaders who have followed Reggie McNeal's bold lead, Missional Communities offers a vision of a new and vibrant life form in churches.

Product Details
Product Code: 047063345X
Categories: Church    Missional Church
ISBN-13: 9780470633458
Pages: 162
Primary Audience: All
Year: 2011

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