The Missional Church

During Fuller’s 2002 Missiology Lectures, Alan Roxburgh, founder of The Missional Network, argued that the North American church required a re-formation into a church more rightly aligned with God’s mission in the world. Later, running on the same theological stream, the 2007 Payton Lectures featured Darrell Guder, then Princeton Seminary’s Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, who explored what it meant for the church to be a mission-centered community. Both lecture series, now fittingly paired, laid out a picture of a necessary missional theology for the church then and today.

“To be called to Jesus will always result in being sent out by Jesus.”

DARRELL GUDER
Alan Roxburgh

Alan Roxburgh on The Crisis of the North American Church

In his lecture “Mapping our Location: The Crisis of the Church in North America” delivered at the 2002 Missiology Lectures, Alan Roxburgh, founder of The Missional Network, explained the ways the North American church has become warped by social imaginaries that are incompatible with the narrative of God’s kingdom. WATCHJustice, Grace, and Law in the Mission of God

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Alan Roxburgh

Alan Roxburgh on Reforming the North American Church

In his lecture “Shaping the Journey: Reforming the Church in North America” delivered at the 2002 Missiology Lectures, Alan Roxburgh, founder of The Missional Network, spoke about the North American church’s need to reform its discourse and practices in order to become the missional church it ought to be. WATCHInterpreting Paul for the 21st Century

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Darrell Guder

Darrell Guder on Missional Communities

In his lecture “The Worthy Walk of the Missional Congregation” delivered at the 2007 Payton Lectures, Darrell Guder, then Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, urged the church to reclaim its missional vocation and its purpose as a witnessing community. WATCHBiblical Perspectives on Immigration

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Mark Lau Branson, Veli-Matti Karkkainen

Q&A | Mark Lau Branson, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and Darrell Guder

At the 2007 Payton Lectures, Mark Lau Branson and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen discussed the subject of missional ecclesiology following Darrell Guder’s lecture “The Worthy Walk of the Missional Congregation.” WATCHBiblical Perspectives on Immigration

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Darrell Guder

Darrell Guder on Missional Leadership

In his lecture “Formation of the Congregation for Worthy Walking” delivered at the 2007 Payton Lectures, Darrell Guder, then Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, considered the roles of church leaders in enabling their communities to follow their missional callings. WATCHJustice, Grace, and Law in the Mission of God

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Scott Cormode, Marianne Meye Thompson, and Darrell Guder

Q&A | Scott Cormode, Marianne Meye Thompson, and Darrell Guder

At the 2007 Payton Lectures, Scott Cormode and Marianne Meye Thompson discussed the missional formation of the church following Darrell Guder’s lecture “Formation of the Congregation for Worthy Walking.” WATCHBiblical Perspectives on Immigration

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Drone shot of Travis Auditorium for Payton Lectures

The Payton and Missiology Lectures are annual conferences held by the Fuller’s Schools of Theology and Intercultural Studies.