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The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World Hardcover – April 7, 2006
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—Rev. Dr. Clark D. Cowden, evangelist presbyter, Presbytery of San Joaquin, Presbyterian Church
"Discontinuous change wreaks havoc among congregations and pastors who aren’t familiar with the new terrain. When it comes to navigating this new land, Roxburgh and Romanuk have my ear and gratitude. Effective, dependable, useful . . . their wisdom is helping retool our congregation for daring and robust witness. And among my students—who feel change deep in their bones, both its threats and opportunities—this book is a vital companion as they begin their ministries."
—Chris William Erdman, senior pastor, University Presbyterian Church; adjunct faculty, MB Biblical Seminary Biblical Seminary
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Roxburgh is one of the foremost leading thinkers in everything missional, yet he is a pastor at heart with over thirty years of experience in church leadership, consulting, and seminary education. He is also leads The Missional Network, which is an organization that is committed to resourcing missional leaders. On the other hand, Romanuk is an experienced psychologist with years of organizational consulting experience. He brings expertise in assessing and developing the potential of people in leadership roles.
The thesis of this book is that every church needs to move from a consumeristic model to a missional model, since the very nature of the church is to be God's missionary people. Roxburgh and Romanuk explain how leaders need to make this transition first personally before being able to lead his/her church through this transition.
In part one, the authors explore the context and challenge of missional leadership. They begin by outlining six critical issues for missional leadership, which then leads them to describing a three zone model for missional leadership. This three zone model outlines the different ways that leaders need to lead based on the stage of their organization. The authors then close this part by presenting their five stage missional change model, which "offers leaders a way to cultivate an environment in which missional imagination can thrive" (141). In part two, the authors look at the preparation, ongoing training, character, and cultivation that a missional leader needs to go through to be effective.Read more ›
I particularly appreciated the theological underpinnings of the emerging stage emphasis on energy, vision and commitment for community engagement arising from the membership (below) as opposed to projected down from the leadership (above): The Spirit permeates the entire body, and not just the few at the top. But helping the members of the congregation find their passion and voice is a task given to leadership, and the book clearly outlines the steps by which such empowerment can happen.
If anything could be improved in this book it would be the figures and graphics used to summarize various ideas. They seemed simplistic, and some even confusing.
But other than that, well done! Many people will be blessed when church leaders review their options after reading this book. And God will smile!
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A great read that helps to shape one' perspective in developing Missional leader.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is so needed right now. A new paradigm for church leadership is finally here. For too long we've accepted business or medical model for church leadership all the while... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brent Enget
This book has some interesting ideas, but not exactly implementable in a church of 24 without getting the whole church on board. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Pamela Pask
The book "The Missional Leader" is a wonderful perspective on religion. The author is a fantastic lecturer as well.Published 19 months ago by Shirley Ericson
These authors team up and give an approachable framework for Missional ministry without taking an, "everything you have have ever done in the past is wrong approach."Published 19 months ago by Daniel W. Keeton
Fluff Ball Leader had a hard time with this book. Not that every book on church leadership needs sweeping, Steinbeckian prose to carry you through it, but this book felt at times... Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by david
But not to me. The overall idea is okay, but the much touted (by the authors) spirituality is jejune, not coming from much experience.Published on January 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book caught my imagination from the outset as it addressed my leadership and the congregation I serve. Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by Andrew