Shaped by God's Heart: The Passion and Practices of Missional Churches
Discover the tools to create a new kind of church and move from merely surviving to thriving. br> Drawing on an extensive two-year field study of 200 ... Show synopsis Discover the tools to create a new kind of church and move from merely surviving to thriving. br> Drawing on an extensive two-year field study of 200 churches from a variety of denominations and geographic regions, Milfred Minatrea--a missiologist, urban strategist and practioner in minister--presents the best practices for re-energizing Christian spirituality in a congregational setting. He provides readers with the tools for assessing their congregation's position on the continuum between maintenance and mission and for determining the actions that will move them toward becoming a missional community. He also outlines key strategies that successful churches have used to become relevant in a postmodern society without losing what is distinctly Christian in their spiritual practices. Milfred Minatrea (Irving, TX) is Director of the Missional Church Center for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.