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Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church

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The third book in the trilogy that explores the popular missional movement

From Reggie McNeal, the bestselling author of The Present Future and Missional Renaissance, comes the third book in the series that helps to define and illuminate the popular missional movement. This newest book in the trilogy examines a natural outgrowth of the move toward a missional orientation: t

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ebook, 224 pages
Published August 15th 2011 by Jossey-Bass
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Gary Hansen
If this book were only chapter's 3-7, or if chapters 1, 2, and 8 were more like them in quality or kind, I would have given it five stars.

3-7 are case studies of amazing Christian community movements in Europe and America, showing passionate disciples thinking creatively about how to shape their life together to build discipleship and serve God's purposes effectively in the world. Great stuff.

The other chapters present a theological frame for this that suffers from shifting definitions and over
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Robert Turner
Jan 21, 2012 Robert Turner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Still in process. This is the third book in Reggie's trilogy on present-future directions for the church. His first two were very influential in helping readers have an understanding of what the missional church is all about.

This one, like his other two, is not prescriptive as much as descriptive. He is writing about realities that are already happening. In this case, he is referencing "the rise of the post-congregational church." This is in reference to new churches whose organizing principle i
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John Foster
Sep 30, 2012 John Foster rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know that I am a later-comer to the "church as missional community" dialogue, but hopefully there's room for me here. Again, another one that sat on my "to read sometime" list and has now found its' way into my journey. This one is so very well done. Reggie's work is not only descriptive of missional living and how to live out the gospel in ways that will actually make a difference in the culture we live in. But it also give us examples of the types of missional communities that are growing an ...more
Rob
Jun 06, 2014 Rob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
McNeal does an excellent job describing "missional" and provides examples from the U.S and Europe of how it is being done.
James Kim
One of the more helpful and challenging books in thinking about what it means to be a church that is doing the mission for which God has called us for: make new disciples and make faithful disciples.

Thoroughly enjoyed reading and was challenged by this book.
Michael Brennan
I love that write up about Soma Communities.

McNeal makes the point that church is not and should not be done methodically and uniformly. Every group and gathering should have a unique personality that reflects Jesus.
Jacob Van
The church needs to be missional as a community. Agree with the thesis and enjoyed the case studies. Very encouraging and challenging.
Grace
Excellent book for learning about Missional Communities. Not just theoretical, but has lots of real-life examples. Really helpful.
Meghann
Jury is still out on this one...
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