* Offers church leaders and vestries a robust and missional perspective on thechurch in the 21st century Each chapter is concluded with recommendations for further study and questions for discussion. Written from a post-Christendom and missional worldview, this book was born of a singularquestion asked in hundreds of ways: "e;What do we do to be faithful in this changedand changing reality?"e; Whether shaped by anxiety, a foretaste of coming changes,excitement, or energy at the prospects of witness and service the future holds, thequestion remains the same and the answers elusive. Part one addresses the ministry of leadership under categories of governance, modeling,collaboration, champion, catalyst, mission, covenant, disciple, change and the talents and gifts of leaders. Part two offers further explication of the functions, including books recommended forin-depth study, application ideas, vestry agendas, and further exploration of themes.
Cultivating the Missional Church
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