Missional Map-Making: Skills for Leading in Times of Transition

Missional Map Making Skills for Leading in Times of Transition Guidance for church leaders to develop their own maps and chart new paths toward stronger vibrant and missional congregations In the burgeoning missional church movement churches are seeking to bec

  • Title: Missional Map-Making: Skills for Leading in Times of Transition
  • Author: Alan J. Roxburgh
  • ISBN: 9780470486726
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Guidance for church leaders to develop their own maps and chart new paths toward stronger, vibrant, and missional congregations In the burgeoning missional church movement, churches are seeking to become less focused on programs for members and oriented toward outreach to people who are not already in church This fundamental shift in what a congregation isGuidance for church leaders to develop their own maps and chart new paths toward stronger, vibrant, and missional congregations In the burgeoning missional church movement, churches are seeking to become less focused on programs for members and 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 A Volume in the popular Leadership Network Series This book is written to be accessible to all Christian congregational styles and denominations.

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    1. Alan J. Roxburgh is a Baptist minister, based in Vancouver Canada and has worked in church leadership for over 30 years. This book is a publication for the Leadership Network, a North American organisation supporting innovation in local church leadership. Many Western churches are struggling to respond to radically changing post-modern contexts using traditional management practices. Roxburgh proposes a new leadership style characterised by the missional ideal of mapmaking; a process that is com [...]

    2. In keeping with the “missional” fad du jour, Roxburgh argues that the mental “maps” church leaders use for ministry are hopelessly outdated due to rapid cultural change. The first part of the book is thick with anecdotes and quotations supporting this notion, and clergy working in a seemingly hostile cultural context will warm up quickly to an author who seems to understand their dilemma. However, the proposed solution of a new map-making process is a disappointment. Roxburgh suggests th [...]

    3. I liked this book for several reasons. First, Roxburgh looks to history in order to understand the present. Secondly, unlike so many books on leading change in the church, he does not try to get leaders to abandon traditional churches in favor of "emergent", "emerging", or whatever the new term is this month church structures. He points out that the old ways of planning and leading aren't working, but his solution is a shift in the way leaders think and lead rather than in the renegotiation of c [...]

    4. Honestly, I think this is one of the most important books for pastors to read that I've read in a long time. It can be a tough read, almost like a textbook at times, but if you can wade through it all, what Roxburgh is saying about church leadership in the now and the future is VERY insightful!

    5. It's a lot of fluff in this book. He goes over what, to me, are pretty basic statements and assumptions. Having said that, post page 140-ish is revolutionary.

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