Monday, June 10, 2013

Book: Missional Map Making - skills for leading in times of transition

Missional Map Making by Alan Roxburgh offers guidance for church leaders to develop their own maps and chart new paths toward stronger, more vibrant, and more missional congregations
In the burgeoning missional church movement, churches are seeking to become less focused on programs for members and more oriented toward outreach to people who are not already in church. This fundamental shift in what a congregation is and does and thinks is challenging for leaders and congregants. Using the metaphor of map-making, the book explains the perspective and skills needed to lead congregations and denominations in a time of radical change over unfamiliar terrain as churches change their focus from internal to external.
Offers a clear guide for leaders wanting to transition to a missional church model
Written by Alan Roxburgh, a prominent expert and practitioner in the missional movement
Guides leaders seeking to create new maps for leadership and church organization and focus
This book is written to be accessible to all Christian congregational styles and denominations.

PART ONE When Maps No Longer Work
CHAPTER ONE Maps Shaping Our Imaginations in Modernity 
CHAPTER TWO Leading in an In-Between Time 
CHAPTER THREE When Common Sense Is No Longer Common 
CHAPTER FOUR From Playing Pool to Herding Cats 
CHAPTER FIVE Why Strategic Planning Doesn’t Work in This New Space and Doesn’t Fit God’s Purposes 
CHAPTER SIX Eight Currents of Change and the Challenge of Making New Maps 
CHAPTER SEVEN Lessons from the Formation of the Internet for Leading in This New Space 
PART TWO The Map-Making Process 
CHAPTER EIGHT Cultivating a Core Identity in a Changed Environment 
CHAPTER NINE Cultivating Parallel Cultures of the Kingdom 
CHAPTER TEN Map-Making Partnerships Between a Local Church and Neighborhoods and Communities

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