The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation

by Craig Van Gelder, Dwight J. Zscheile. Baker Academic, 2011.

This book examines the multitude of definitions for the term "missional" before offering its own definition based within a biblical and theological context.


founding concepts from the original book

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Engage in a conversation about the development of the word "missional" and what it has come to mean, by reading the first three and last three chapters of the book.

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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