Provided here is a growing list of missional resources to facilitate reflections on ministry through a missional perspective. If you come across other helpful resources, not listed here, please contact me and I will review them for posting.

The best way to engage life is as a life-long learner. As we are open to engage in dialogue with others we will continue to broaden our perspectives, discover new questions to ask, and find new friends who help us open our eyes and ears to see and hear what God is up to in this world. Not all our engagements can be face to face, so here are some conversation partners through print and electronic sources.

My Top Ten Missional Books + a few more

Guder, Darrell L., ed. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Wright, Christopher J.H. The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2006.

Newbigin, Lesslie. The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission. rev. ed. Grand Rapdis: Eerdmans, 1978, 1995.

Newbigin, Lesslie. The Gospel in a Pluralist Society. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980.

Bosch, David J. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1991.

Barrett, Lois, Y. ed. Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003

Hirsch, Alan. The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2006.

Frost, Michael & Alan Hirsch. The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century Church. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003.

Hunsberger, George R. and Craig Van Gelder, eds. The Church Between Gospel and Culture: The Emerging Mission in North America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.

Roxburgh, Alan. Crossing the Bridge: Church Leadership in a Time of Change. Percept Group, 2000.

Roxburgh, Alan and Fred Romanuk. The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.

Van Gelder, Craig. The Essence of the Church: A Community Created by the Spirit. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2000.

Dietterich, Inagrace T. Cultivating Missional Communities. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2006.

Vicedom, Georg F. The Mission of God: An Introduction to a Theology of Mission. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1965.

Shenk, David W. and Ervin R. Stutzman. Creating Communities of the Kingdom: New Testament Models of Church Planting. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1988.

For a more complete listing of missional resources, connect to A Missional Bibliography

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