This unit provides the theological foundations for a missional ecclesiology and explores contextualised expressions of mission in various shapes of contemporary church. The missiological significance and potential of both inherited and emerging churches is explored, and emphasis is placed on critically evaluating these. Consideration is given to building missional churches in a range of settings, including urban, rural and cross-cultural environments, and the dynamics of both large and small mission-shaped churches are discussed. Throughout the unit students are encouraged to reflect theologically and critically on the models.