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A Field Guide for the Missional Congregation: Embarking on a Journey of Transformation [Kindle Edition]

Rick Rouse , Craig Van Gelder
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Book Description

The roster of books on leadership is full of high theory and grand expositions of biblical principles. But there is precious little practical advice for regular people committed to releasing positive change within their local churches. Here one of the church's foremost theoreticians and one of its most accomplished transformational leaders combine strengths to clarify both how sound congregational transformation can be accomplished by regular folks and the very Christ-centered foundations upon which transformation must rest. With unflinching honesty and a deep, knowing sense for the joy that comes from Spirit-led change, the authors guide the reader on a quest for a future church alive with the abundant life God intended.
A Field Guide for the Missional Congregation reveals seven transformational keys, using real-life case studies to illustrate each key. A reflective milestone framework, including discovery questions for each chapter, ground the book in a practical process.

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About the Author

Rick Rouse is Senior Pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona, and teaches at Luther Seminary in the Doctor of Ministry program. He is the author of Fire of Grace: The Healing Power of Forgiveness (2005, 978-0-8066-5112-5), and serves as a church consultant and popular conference speaker. Craig van Gelder is Professor of Congregational Mission at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has written several books on transformational ministry including The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution (2005, 978-0-8066-5109-5) with Rick Bliese.

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  • File Size: 1496 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers (April 1, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001B1WA3C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #250,268 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars very practical October 14, 2012
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I found this book to be very helpful and down to earth in its presentation. I especially appreciated it use of an unknown congregation to keep connecting to the material. The keys offered are very helpful and it was an easy, enjoyable read. Very practical.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SERVICE December 23, 2009
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The book has met my expectations and a valuable resource. The service that I received was timely and without any negative incident.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If your a Church who needs a mision May 15, 2012
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This guide is a great add on if your church needs to create and execute a new vision of mission. It takes a simple and realistic approach in helping you get there.
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