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The Transforming Church Insight (TCI) assessment tool has been a helpful learning tool for many different kinds of congregations. The tool has proven helpful because it focuses on topics often not...

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The Church Assessment Tool (CAT), created by {{Holy Cow Consulting | https://holycowconsulting.com/}}, helps those seeking accurate data in preparation for one or more of the following: pastoral...

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Since the 1998 publication of Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America, the term “missional” has been defined and developed in a myriad of ways. These two authors...

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In this book, noted author and internationally known missional church leader, Alan Roxburgh, joins forces with organizational consultant and psychologist Fred Romanuk to promote missional church...

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If you or your congregational members or leaders are wondering what being a “missional church” means, this introductory article by Presbyterian denominational leader and former pastor Bill Reinhold...

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The Missional church movement has intrigued many congregational leaders as a way to grow their churches through neighborhood involvement. Alan Roxburgh, founder and lead consultant of The Missional...

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This short, but intelligent work is a reflection on the development of missional church theology. Growing out of the concern that the church has lost part of its reason for being has led to what...

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The Shapeline Missional Series seeks to invite readers to seize the possibilities of embracing a comprehensive missional church perspective: church planting, urban mission, evangelism and social...

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Alan Roxburgh believes that the landscape of Christianity is rapidly changing from a church-oriented reality to a local community-oriented one. The Missional Network was founded to explore these...

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How can a congregation move from surviving to thriving? By shifting the focus outwardly with a concern for the community’s well-being, churches of all sizes are discovering new vitality. Becoming...

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Drifting off course is a constant danger in any organization, congregation or non-profit. Internal pressures, like the makeup of the board and changes in leadership, and external pressures, such as...

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Congregations dismayed by declining membership are urged to cultivate the habit of listening - to the Holy Spirit, to one another, to their neighbor in need - in order to discern where God is at...

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Every issue offers a collection of articles that explore a featured missional topic or theme from six perspectives: Practices, Culture, Place, Theology, Review and Story. For example, the Winter...

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What is the core value underlying the missional church idea? Brad Brisco argues that because the church no longer holds the kind of dominance in western culture that it once did, there is a fresh...

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This informative, straightforward 2 minute video is a simple introduction to missional church ideas and expectations. It is the work of Jeff Maguire, lead pastor of Mariners Church in Mission...

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Former pastor and professor turned denominational leader for the missional church movement, Ronald Carlson, succinctly identifies the foundation of the missional church in this helpful article. The...

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“The goal of missional preaching is teaching as if the world matters.” When professor, Al Tizon, couldn’t find a book for his students on missional preaching, he wrote one himself. According to...

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Transitioning to a missional, outwardly-focused model of ministry requires shifts in thinking and strategies. Viewing the change process through the lens of map-making provides a fresh, engaging...

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Church expert and consultant, Bill Easum, offers eight practices of a missional church in this helpful article. Among other items, Easum says that missional churches have an external focus, readily...

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Those searching for spiritual significance outside of the conventional congregation model may find what they are looking for in missional communities. This alternative form promotes sharing faith...

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