The church growth and church health movements as well as the emerging church movements are driven by changes in our cultural environments and seek to respond to these changes by focusing on strategies, methods and programs or by attempting to return to early church practices. The missional discussion, while also recognizing these changes, calls us first to go back to the biblical narrative, to theologically and missiologically define the nature and essence of the church. A key point in missional theology is that understanding the nature of the church is foundational to clarifying the purpose for which the church exists...  Lees meer hier

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