Lay Leader Training Institute
Equipping the Body of Christ to Lead Through Discipleship
Introduction to Missional Church—Syllabus
Lay Leader Training Program
Introduction to Missional Church
Saturday September 11, 2010
Primary Focus: To create a missional imagination for the work of the local church in North America
Description: This course will present a theological foundation for the missional church with application for both church plants and established congregations. The interplay of Word, church and world is crucial to the development of missional approaches to the ministry of the local congregation
Articulate the current cultural location of the church and its implications for ministry
Explore a theological understanding of the missional church
Develop new imaginations and skills for engaging in transformative ministry in local contexts
Discern new ways to evaluate ministry effectiveness
· The location of the church in American culture
· A theological exploration of the missional church
· Being a missionary in your neighborhood
Developing new imaginations and practices for missional engagement in culture
Read and write a one page reflection on each book
McNeal, Reggie, Missional Renaissance. (Jossey-Bass, 2009).
Roxburgh, Alan, Introducing the Missional Church. (Baker Books, 2009).
Paper is due on day of class
Visit a catalytic congregation and write a 2-page summary of the experience
Summary is due: October 22, 2010
Write a 5-page paper exploring the missional nature of ministry of the local church and discuss its implications for your congregation
Paper is due: October 22, 2010
Grading: Grading is pass, fail or pass with honors based on:
Completion of reading
Completion of field work
Completion of paper
For further study:
Belcher, Jim, Deep Church. (IVP, 2009).
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, Life Together. (HarperOne, 1978).
Hirsch,Alan, The Forgotten Ways. (Brazos Press, 2007).
Morey, Tim, Embodying Our Faith. (IVP, 2010.)
Kurt Fredrickson, PhD
Associate Dean for Doctor of Ministry and Continuing Education
Fuller Theological Seminary
135 North Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182
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