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Bibliography for the Congregational Journey

The Missional Network

A team of network partners, consultants, coaches and friends who collaborate and work with a wide assortment of denominations in helping them intentionally move into missional engagement with their changing contexts. The website has resources and videos that mark their work and interesting stories of missional engagement.

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Recommended Books

  • Dwelling in the Word: A Pocket Handbook by Pat Taylor Ellison and Patrick Keifert (Church Innovations, 2011)
  • Joining God, Remaking Church and Changing the World by Alan Roxburgh (Morehouse, 2015)
    READ THIS – EVERYONE! If you read nothing else on this list, please read this book. It is accessible and provides the context for Going Local. Many of our vestries have read and studied this together. Jane Jubilee ( has these books for $10 ea.
  • Missional: Joining God in the Neighborhood by Alan J. Roxburgh (Baker Books, 2011)
  • Introducing the Missional Church by Alan Roxburgh and M. Scott Brown (Baker Books, 2009)
  • The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens, and Dwight J. Friesen (IVP Books, 2014)
  • On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz (Scribner, 2013)
    Click here for the book and here for the video.
  • People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity by Dwight Zscheile (Morehouse, 2012)
    This book is accessible and easy to read.
  • The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age by Dwight Zscheile (Morehouse, 2014)
  • Cultivating the Missional Church by Randolph C. Ferebee (Morehouse, 2012)
  • A Field Guide for the Missional Congregation by Rick Rouse and Craig Van Gelder (Augsburg Fortress, 2008)
Resource Date: 
Feb 15, 2017