M. Scott Boren (most recently referenced on this blog here / a podcast) has a new book out shortly: MissioRelate: Becoming a Church of Missional Small Groups. It’s a companion title to Missional Small Groups coming out in a couple weeks. It speaks to pastors and small group champions in churches.
Here’s the “contents” page. You can find the introduction (PDF) here.
Table of Contents
Preface: How This Book Was an Accident Introduction: A Brief History of Small Group Ministry
Part 1: A Vision that Changes Everything
1 “Normal” Groups or MissioRelate?
2 The Four Stories of Small Group Life
3 Why We Need These Stories
4 How the Four Stories Change Everything
Part 2: What Leaders Can Do To Change Everything
5 Ask Different Questions
6 Gather Around the Presence
7 Focus on Discipleship
8 Deal with Reality
9 Help People Answer their Questions
10 Encourage Experiments
11 Equip People in Relational Intelligence
12 Empower Elders
13 Practice Mission
14 Embrace Mystery
Part 3: A Process for Changing Everything
15 Aim the Journey at MissioRelate
16 Aim Worship Services at MissioRelate
17 Aim Connecting Experiences at MissioRelate
18 Make the Path to MissioRelate Clear
Appendix A: Implementing MissioRelate Appendix B: Going Deeper with Additional Resources Appendix C: Going Deeper with The Relational Way Appendix D: Community Practices
Scott also co-wrote (with Alan Roxburgh) the very good introduction to the so-called “missional church”. I highly recommend it: Introducing the Missional Church.