qDistillation of crucial issues for the church by one of the leading voices in missional theologyq Since the publication of the groundbreaking volume qMissional Churchq in 1998, there has been wide-ranging engagement with the theme of the missional church. One of the leading voices in the missional church conversation, Darrell Guder here lays out basic theological issues that must be addressed for the church to serve God faithfully as Christ's witnessing people. Guder argues that there are major consequences for every classical theological qlocusq if the fundamental claims of the missional church discussion are acknowledged. In qCalled to Witnessq he delves into these consequences, saying that we need to keep doing missional theology until it is possible to leave off the qmissional scaffoldingq because, after all, qmissionq defines the very essence and calling of the church.And Goda#39;s Spirit will continue to convict us of our sinful stumbling, assure us of our forgiveness, and enable us to take the next steps ... The prophetic ministry of the word equips the saints for the work of kingdom ministry that gives evidence of the ... The pastoral and pedagogical ministries of the word equip the saints for the work of service by practicing the healing and ... Meeting of the International Missionary Council (New York and London: International Missionary Council, 1928), vol.
|Title||:||Called to Witness|
|Author||:||Darrell L. Guder|
|Publisher||:||Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2015-09-06|