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Missional church and local constraints: A Dutch perspective

Rein Brouwer
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 30, No 2 | a329 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v30i2.329 | © 2009 Rein Brouwer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 October 2009 | Published: 10 December 2009

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Abstract

The missional church concept promises to guide local churches in the direction of a new identity and mission. It is a response to a sense of ecclesiological and congregational urgency that is felt all over the world. In Africa, North America and Europe, churches and local faith communities have been challenged by the changes in the religious state of affairs since the 1960s. Whether we still call it

Keywords

empirical theology; practical ecclesiology; congregational ecology; missional church; local faith communities

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