The Forgotten Ways
Alan Hirsch's paradigm-shifting classic remains the definitive statement of the church as dynamic missional movement. The bestselling first edition ignited a conversation about how to harness the power of movements for the future growth of the church. In this major...
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Alan Hirsch's paradigm-shifting classic remains the definitive statement of the church as dynamic missional movement. The bestselling first edition ignited a conversation about how to harness the power of movements for the future growth of the church. In this major update, Hirsch shares significant insights gained along the way, provides fresh new examples of growing churches, and reflects on the last ten years of the missional movement. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout and includes charts, diagrams, an expanded glossary of terms, new appendices, an index, a new foreword by Ed Stetzer, and a new afterword by Jeff Vanderstelt.
Known for his innovative approach to mission, Hirsch is widely acknowledged as a thought leader and mission strategist for churches across the Western world. He considers The Forgotten Ways the guiding work to all of his other writings. The book explores the factors that come together to generate high-impact, exponentially explosive, spiritually vibrant Jesus movements in any time and context. This extensive update to Hirsch's influential work offers a system of six vital keys to movements that will continue shape the future of the missional movement for years to come.
Alan Hirsch is founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and cofounder of Shapevine.com, an international forum for engaging with world-transforming ideas. Currently he leads an innovative learning program called Future Travelers which helps megachurches become missional movements. He is the author of numerous books, including: The Shaping of things to Come; The Forgotten Ways; The Forgotten Ways Handbook; Untamed and Right Here, Right Now. Hirsch lives in the Los Angeles area.
He is currently co-writing four books to be released in 2011:
Right Here, Right Now with Lance Ford is being published through Baker Books and will provide a nuts and bolts approach to the missional lifestyle. The appeal is to the average Christian and away from Hirschs traditional leadership audience. On the Verge with Dave Ferguson integrates the missional movement with current models of church in the West. The 2011 Exponential Conference, a conference with the theme by the same name, will utilize this book as a centerpiece to bring missional ideology to established churches. The Permanent Revolution with Tim Catchim will be released at the 2011 Exponential Conference as well. This book elaborates on the apostolic element of mDNA by focusing on APEST, the five-fold ministry model from Ephesians 4, and its significance for the missional movement. The Faith of Leap with Michael Frost is a book concerning a theology of risk and adventure and its implications for church, mission, leadership and spirituality. -Editorial Review.
- Alan Hirsch's Paradigm-shifting Classic Remains The Definitive Statement Of The Church As Dynamic Missional Movement. The Bestselling First Edition Ignited A Conversation About How To Harness The Power Of Movements For The Future Growth Of The Church. In This Major Update, Hirsch Shares Significant Insights Gained Along The Way, Provides Fresh New Examples Of Growing Churches, And Reflects On The Last Ten Years Of The Missional Movement. The New Edition Has Been Thoroughly Updated And Revised Throughout And Includes Charts, Diagrams, An Expanded Glossary Of Terms, New Appendices, An Index, A New Foreword By Ed Stetzer, And A New Afterword By Jeff Vanderstelt.<br> <br> Known For His Innovative Approach To Mission, Hirsch Is Widely Acknowledged As A Thought Leader And Mission Strategist For Churches Across The Western World. He Considers <i>the Forgotten Ways</i> The Guiding Work To All Of His Other Writings. The Book Explores The Factors That Come Together To Generate High-impact, Exponentially Explosive, Spiritually Vibrant Jesus Movements In Any Time And Context. This Extensive Update To Hirsch's Influential Work Offers A System Of Six Vital Keys To Movements That Will Continue Shape The Future Of The Missional Movement For Years To Come.