Confusion abounds regarding what it means to be missional. Is it about social action? An emphasis on outreach? Being organic instead of program-driven? This book provides succinct, clearly written, and biblical answers. With the theological insight of a scholar and the warm personal illustrations of a pastor, Dick Wiedenheft shares insights and experiences gained over his own fifteen-year missional journey. -What does missional mean? -Why is it important? -How will it change my life or my church? -What are some simple ways to begin? After reading this book, you will know what it means to be missional, why becoming missional is so important, and what practical steps you can take to begin. ""If you desire to better understand the meaning of missional, my suggestion is that you start here."" --Mike Breen, author of Building a Discipling Culture ""The Meaning of Missional removes the buzz from the word missional and provides a biblical framework and practical steps forward from an experienced practitioner. From the pastor to the ordinary follower of Jesus, this book will help move the church to live into her sentness again "" --Gina Mueller, board chair and regional hub leader, 3DM ""Simple and profound. Pastor Wiedenheft has done a masterful work in leading the readers of his book to the basics of the church and Christian life according to the Scriptures . . . This is a 'must' read for pastors and congregants in order to know more about the profound subject of the mission of God and its implications in simple but practical terms for the contemporary church."" --Samuel Barkat, Chief Organizational Development Officer, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA ""In The Meaning of Missional, Dick shares a working pastor's hope and humility as he offers a concise and concrete introduction to what 'missional' means for the life and work of a church . . . He is the best kind of guide because he's still doing the work he describes."" --Gregory L. Jao, Senior Assistant to the President, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship ""As a pastor, Dick Wiedenheft has ached over how easily we the church get off track. We forget that we are first and foremost a missional people, for the simple reason that we belong to a missional God. What Dick has written comes out of serious biblical study, extensive theological inquiry, and, most importantly, working it all out in the pressures and challenges of pastoral ministry. I will be commending this book as widely as possible."" --Darrell Johnson, Regent College Dick Wiedenheft is a pastor and a certified coach and frontier leader with the 3DM Missional Discipleship movement. He holds a DMin in Discipleship and Mission from Northern Seminary, and has also served as an overseas missionary and worked to address urban hunger (in Washington, DC). He lives with his wife and four children in Westchester County, New York.