Entries in Ecclesiology (3)

Tuesday
Feb022010

Church Leadership Foundations, Ecclesiology 

Focuses on the theology of the church, believing that leadership and renewal should begin with biblical benchmarking to discern God’s intent. Looks at three kinds of ecclesiologies - biblical, comparative, and contextualized (missional). This is one of several essays on practical theology that are indexed in “Theology of Mission and Ministry,” which is linked in this guide.

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Wednesday
Jan122011

Missional Resources for Church Leaders - Theology of Mission 

Biblical foundations have always been important to effective ministry. The recent missional/emergent conversations, however, have brought theological concerns to the forefront, using terms such as missional, missio Dei, etc. For those versed in traditional understandings of ministry, these terms are relatively new. But they have been used in the study of missions for decades. This guide lists resources on missiology, or theology of mission, that arise out of the understanding that churches in Westernized cultures are marginalized, and must renew their grasp of Scripture’s teaching on the mission of God. It includes historical overviews of how Christians have articulated mission, as well as proposals and formulations from several different orientations - Missio Dei, Resurgent Reformed, Convergent With Attractional, Convergent With Conventional, as well as those that are more broadly Evangelical.

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Wednesday
Jan122011

Missional Church Resources - Missional Communities

This Ministry Resource guide focuses on various proposals as to how missional churches should be conceived, designed, and sent into their ministries. Missional communities come in several varieties. This guide is limited to some of the more common forms - Missio Dei, Organic, Resurgent Reformed, Convergent, etc. Authors include Ed Stetzer, David Fitch, Michael Frost, Alan Hirsch, Frank viola, Neil Cole, Mark Driscoll, Mark Liederbah, Jim Belcher, Dave Ferguson, David Platt, and others.

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