n HTS : Theological Studies - Trends in missional ecclesiology : original research




Missional ecclesiology emerged as one of the significant trends in mission studies and ecumenical discussion in the last couple of years. What were these trends in missional ecclesiology? What kind of missional theology formed and fuelled the renewed interest in missional ecclesiology? What impact flowed from the important ecumenical events in 2010 (Edinburgh 2010 World Mission Conference, World Communion of Reformed Churches and Lausanne III)? This article explained the term 'missional church' and explored missional theology as participating in the life of the Trinity and thus mission as 'joining in with the Spirit'. It explained the relationship between ecclesiology and missiology. The trends in missional ecclesiology were tracked by focusing on an approach to the church; in the community of believers; the role of the as the first act in mission; and creativity; the and and finally .


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