The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church (2nd Edition)
:Bestselling Statement on the Contemporary Church, Updated and Revised Visionary leader, educator, and strategist Alan Hirsch is convinced that inherited formulas for growing the body of Christ do not work anymore. Rather than relying on slightly revised solutions...
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:Bestselling Statement on the Contemporary Church, Updated and Revised
Visionary leader, educator, and strategist Alan Hirsch is convinced that inherited formulas for growing the body of Christ do not work anymore. Rather than relying on slightly revised solutions from the past, he sees the future growth of the church coming about by harnessing the power of the early church.
This definitive statement of the church as missional movement offers six proven characteristics of thriving churches. The new edition of this bestselling book (over 50,000 copies sold), now updated and revised throughout, provides fresh examples of growing churches and reflects on the last ten years of the missional movement. It includes charts, diagrams, an expanded glossary of terms, and an index.
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.
- :<b>contents<br><br></b>foreword <i>ed Stetzer<br></i>preface To The Second Edition<br><b>section 1: The Making Of A Missionary<br></b>introduction<br>1. Setting The Scene, Part 1: Confessions Of A Frustrated Missionary<br>2. Setting The Scene, Part 2: Denominational And Translocal Perspectives<br><b>section 2: A Journey To The Heart Of Apostolic Genius<br></b>introduction<br>3. The Heart Of It All: Jesus Is Lord<br>4. Disciple Making<br>5. Missional-incarnational Impulse<br>6. Liminality And <i>communitas</i><br>7. Apest Culture<br>8. Organic Systems<br>conclusion&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;000<br>appendix 1: A Crash Course In Chaos<br>appendix 2: The Apostle: Ceo Or Servant?<br>appendix 3: A Living Example Of Incarnational Church<br>appendix 4: Leadership In Living Systems<br>appendix 5: Liquid Vs. Solid Church<br>glossary Of Key Terms