What is the Missional Church? A Brief Introduction

by Bill Reinhold. Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.


This article describes a brief history of the missional church movement and discusses the rationale of authors and theologians who are proponents of the movement.


history of the missional church movement, relationship between the early and contemporary church, characteristics of the missional church

Recommended Audience

clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Evaluate your perspective or understanding of the church's purpose and mission.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the missional church by reading this article.

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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