Missional Resources

 

Here is a list of resources related to missional living that we’ve found very helpful, organized by topics.

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Missional Church-Planting Books

    • On the Verge: A Journey Into the Apostolic Future of the Church, by Alan Hirsch and Dave Ferguson
      Synopsis: Hirsch, one of the “grandfathers of the missional movement” teams up with missional network leader Dave Ferguson to apply the missional principles from Hirsch’s “The Forgotten Ways” to whole churches; promoting reproduction at all levels (Christ followers, leaders, artists, groups, teams, sites, churches, and networks).
    • Multiplying Missional Leaders, by Mike Breen
      Synopsis: An insightful critique of the failure of the institutional church to make reproducing disciples, and calls us back to a biblical model of discipleship.
    • The Tangible Kingdom, by Hugh Halter
      Synopsis: The gripping story of how Halter gets burnt out at a megachurch, and accidentally starts a network of missional communities among sojourners (spiritually disoriented God-seekers) in Denver.
    • Sacrilege, by Hugh Halter
      Synopsis: An exposition of how Jesus consistently broke religious and social barriers as he ushered in the Kingdom of God.
    • Cultivating a Life for God, by Neil Cole
      Synopsis: A stirring call to the church to return to the basics of discipleship. The second half of the book describes in detail the excellent “Life Transformation Groups” model as an easily reproducible, peer-to-peer discipleship aggregator.
    • Simple Church, by Thom. S. Rainer and Eric Geiger
      Synopsis: The results of wide-ranging church surveys on different levels of church organization. The results consistently show how simple churches are the ones most likely to grow and replicate.

 

Influential Missional Networks

  • FORGE America – An amazing missionary training network that exists to help birth and nurture the missional church around the world.
  • Exponential – A growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities. Home of the excellent Exponential Blog and Podcast (speakers Hugh Halter, Neil Cole, and Alan Hirsch especially recommended!)
  • The Verge Network – An advocate for movements of gospel-centered Missional Communities, partnered with Exponential
  • 3DM – Cross-denominational movement leaders dedicated to training churches and Christian leaders to do discipleship and mission in an increasingly post-Christian world.
  • V3 Movement – The newest church-planting network, V3 exists to equip Christians for incarnational ministry.

 

Missional Church-Planting Articles

 

Missional Church-Planting Videos

 

Social Justice

  • Dead Women Walking: Entangled in Addiction, Abuse and Idol Worship, These Women Seemed Beyond Hope, by Jennifer Su. This book is a must read for understanding Taiwan’s working class.
  • Half the Sky, by New York Times reporters Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn
  • The White Umbrella: Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking. An eye-opening book that exposes the global sex trafficking business.
  • A League of Dangerous Women: True Stories from the Road to Redemption

 

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