Road to Missional

Road to Missional It has recently become acceptable and even fashionable to refer to one s church as missional But many churches misunderstand the concept thinking of going missional as simply being a necessary add

  • Title: Road to Missional
  • Author: Michael Frost
  • ISBN: 9780801014079
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Paperback
  • It has recently become acceptable, and even fashionable, to refer to one s church as missional But many churches misunderstand the concept, thinking of going missional as simply being a necessary add on to church as usual This domestication of what is actually a very bold paradigm shift makes missional nothing than one trick to see church growth With a ligIt has recently become acceptable, and even fashionable, to refer to one s church as missional But many churches misunderstand the concept, thinking of going missional as simply being a necessary add on to church as usual This domestication of what is actually a very bold paradigm shift makes missional nothing than one trick to see church growth With a light hand and a pastoral spirit, Michael Frost points out how church practitioners are not quite there yet He reestablishes the ground rules, redefines the terms accurately, and insists that the true prophetic essence of being missional comes through undiluted This clear corrective will take ministry leaders from not missional yet to well on their way.

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    1. The word missional has been around for a while and everyone assumes they know what you're talking about even if you're talking about very different things. This is why Andrew Wilson can write about the Missional Muddle.It's an issue that is not lost on one of the architects of all things missional and the author of The road to missional: Journey to the center of the church, Michael Frost. So Frost writes,We now have missional conferences, missional church planting schemes, and all manner of miss [...]

    2. This is a good, readable, introduction to what it means to be missional. Frost is an evangelical from Australia and one of the leaders of the missional movement. This is my first Frost read. He's concerned that the word is overused and often misunderstood (misused?). The first part addresses evangelicals who equate it with evangelism. Since to be missional means alerting the world to the reign of God, it involves more than evangelism. As a mainliner working in a context where evangelism is not a [...]

    3. This book by Michael Frost gives us a much needed work about the missional church. It is an attempt to help folks learn what the missional church should look like and how to get there. You can tell it is written by an educator by the way it is put together. It has a lot of information but was difficult for me to wrap my hands around the message. In part it is because of me. I am one who thinks that several themes should be in the church, at least 3 or 4 and not just a single one. I did enjoy rea [...]

    4. The Road to Missional paints a picture of how we as Christians should live our lives as the church in the world. Michael Frost highlights on scriptures and where God reigns and how it should reflect on our own lives. I especially loved to learn what he had to say about the historical account of Jesus sending off his followers two by two and how he was proclaiming that God ruled within the people and no longer in the temple. It was a good book and truly made me see things better in how I need to [...]

    5. A very good read on a definition of missionalHaving read most of Frost's writings, this is a clear & concise summation of what it means to be "missional." I think it'll help us all use the same verbiage as we discuss the topic since so much of what is called "missional" is most certainly not. If you're new to the discussion or unsure of exactly what it means to be "missional" this in an excellent book to start with.

    6. One of the early criticisms leveled against the Missional Church Movement was that it was too academic and never landed. Michael Frost has done a very admirable job of helping to land the missional conversation in very practical ways. It is not a "how to" type book but it does have some really good advice and examples. For those who are tracking and reading about the missional church I would add this to the list of books to read.

    7. A timely and important book, reclaiming the 'missional' word for what it is - a life, not just a way of being church or doing evangelism. This was a crucial and God-given read for me, urging me to a long obedience in the same direction. Michael Frost's voice continues to be that of a prophet.

    8. Top book - clearly sets out the difference between mission and evangelism. Easy to read, engaging and life giving

    9. Great read for those wanting to get a grip on the missional conversation. Michael Frost is a great guy too!

    10. Lots & Lots to think about & discuss in this book. Will mostly likely read it again, hopefully with others so we can discuss it.

    11. An affirming book, however nothing new. I have heard the author speak numerous times and so the impact was less than it otherwise may have been.

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