Emerging contexts of the world call us to rethink the questions: “What is mission?” “What is vision?” The following are resources for Mission / Vision study:

The Great Emergence, Phillis Tickle

Emergence Christianity, Phyllis Tickle

Holy Discontent – Fueling the Fire that Ignites Personal Vision, Bill Hybels (Zonderan)

A New Christianity , Brian McLaren

Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World, Brian McLaren

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation, Brian McLaren

More Ready Than You Realize, Brian McLaren

Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne

Common Prayer, Shane Claiborne, Jonathon Wilson-Hartgrove and Enuma Okora

Schools for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism, Rutba House and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly – Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting, Marva J. Dawn

Unfettered Hope: A Call to Faithful Living in an Affluent Society, Marva Dawn

Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for this Urgent Time, Marva Dawn

Morning by Morning: Daily Meditations from the Writing of Marva Dawn, Marva Dawn

Bridges Out of Poverty, Philip E. DeVol, Ruby K. Payne, and Terie Dreussi Smith

Me, Myself, & Bob – A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables, Phil Vischer

The 21st Century Christian: Following Jesus Where Life Happens, Michael Moynagh and Michael Adam Beck

Three Cups of Tea – One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time, Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin

The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Talking and Start Giving Back, Kevin and Hannah Salwen

Toxic Charity – How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It, Robert D. Lupton

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, Simon Wiesenthal

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Marcus Borg

Dwelling in the Word , Pat Taylor Ellison and Patrick Keifert

11 Indispensable Relationships You Can’t Live Without, Leonard Sweet

Crossing the Bar – Home by Another Way, James G. Johnson

Pub Theology: Beer, Conversation, and God, Bryan Berghoef

Welcoming the Stranger, Patrick Keifert

The Mission Table – Renewing Congregation & Community, Stephen P. Bouman

Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts, Kirsten Powers

Having and Being Had, Eula Biss

Interim Ministy in Action – A Handbook for Churches in Transition, Norman B. Bendroth

The Cloister Walk, Kathleen Norris

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, A.J. Jacobs

Celtic Evangelism, George Hunter

From Here to Community, Dick & Judy Reuning (Life Crossings)

Discovering Hope, David Poling-Goldene & L. Shannon Jung (Augsburg Fortress)

Church Morph, Eddie Gibbs

The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief, Peter Rollins

New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier, Tony Jones

An Emergent Manifesto of Hope, Tony Jones and Doug Pagitt

Transforming Mission, David Bosch

Changing the Conversation, Anthony Robinson

Church in the Round, Letty Russell

The Forgotten Luther: Reclaiming the Social-Economical Dimension of the Reformation, ed. Carter Lindberg and Paul Wee

The Forgotten Luther II: Reclaiming the Church’s Public Witness, ed. Ryan Cumming

The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World, Alan J.Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk

Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee, Shannon Lee

In God’s Name: Wisdom From the World’s Great Spiritual Leaders, Jules and Gedeon Naudet

The Denial of Death, Ernest Becker

Making Spiritual Sense, Scott Cormode

Beyond the Ordinary, Ben Campbell Johnson and Andrew Dreitcer

After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity, Miraslov Volf

Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution, Craig Van Gelder and Richard Bliese

The Ministry of the Missional Church, Craig Van Gelder

Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America, ed. Darrell Guder

The Continuing Conversion of the Church, Darrell Guder

The Good Society, by Bellah, Madsen, Sullivan, Swidler, and Tipton.

Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church, Alan Hirsch

Practicing Our Faith: A way of life for a searching people, Dorothy Bass

Meeting God in the Ruins: Devotions for Disaster Relief Volunteers, ed. Gaede

They Like Jesus But Not the Church, Dan Kimball

Convicted in the Womb: One Man’s Journey From Prisoner to Peacemaker, Carl Upchurch

A Door Set Open, Peter Steinke

Becoming a 21st Century Church, J. Fred Lehr

We hope these resources will lead you to new understandings of mission and vision. Please feel free to return to this page as we will update as re find new resources.