Six Characteristics of a Missional Church

by Ronald Carlson. American Baptist Home Mission Societies.

This article identifies the foundation of the missional church outlining six characteristics that explore what missional churches do, how they do it, and why.


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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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