Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church

by Reggie McNeal. Jossey-Bass, 2011.


This resource explores historical and current models of missional models, noting how they promote faith among the community and embed themselves in the world.


history of the missional model, specific missional models and identities, changes in practices

Recommended Audience

clergy and congregant


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Find spiritual meaning outside of the conventional congregation model by exploring the practices of various historical and contemporary missional communities.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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