Intentional Ministry in a Not-So-Mega Church: Becoming a Missional Community

by Dennis Bickers. Beacon Hill Press, 2009.


This book argues that churches must move from an internal to an external focus, giving congregations the tools to transform into a missional church that is daring in its outreach approach.


reflection questions, differences between maintenance and missional churches, what a missional church looks like, transforming from an internal to external focus

Recommended Audience

Protestant clergy and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • See if your congregation is categorized as a maintenance or a missional church by reading the differences between the two in section one.
  • Take the first steps towards becoming an externally-focused church by working through the list of decisions in section two that need to be made.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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