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Our editors have compiled our best on Missional topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

Defining Missional

The word is everywhere, but where did it come from and what does it really mean?
Why THIS?
What it means to be "missional," and why it's so important.
Missional Shift or Drift?

Missional Shift or Drift?

Research shows that pastors' views of the gospel and mission are changing. But should we celebrate or repent?
Why THIS?
700 evangelical pastors were asked to assess how their perceptions of the gospel and mission had changed in the last decade. The results show a clear shift in attitudes and beliefs.
Dangers of Missionalism

Dangers of Missionalism

Even the best causes can become cold, prideful, and all-consuming.
Why THIS?
Gordon MacDonald defines missionalism as the belief that the worth of one's life is determined by the achievement of a grand objective, cautioning leaders against being consumed by an otherwise worthy cause.
Missional: Possible

Missional: Possible

Steps to transform a consumer church into a missional church.
Why THIS?
Want your church to be more "missional"? This article reveals what leaders need to do to make it happen.
An Efficient Gospel?

An Efficient Gospel?

The modern world was inclined toward reduction, efficiency, and things you can count.
Why THIS?
Tim Keel identifies what's missing from an oversimplified gospel message, including the reality that salvation starts now.
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The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

What I said when a pastor friend asked me to preach after his daughter strayed.
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