The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

"Missional Church"

The “Missional Church” movement in America was ignited with the 1998 publication of the book The Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America. This multi-authored book ( ed. Darrel Guder) offered an alternative to an internally focused model of church and challenged individuals to claim their identity as a people sent by God on a mission of hope and healing in the world. It is an understanding of Church as a vehicle for dissolving boundaries, for engaging the neighborhood and developing unity, for finding what God is up to outside of our sanctuaries and for affirming the holiness of our everyday lives.