Activating 5Q: A User's Guide
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About "Activating 5Q: A User's Guide"
In 5Q, Alan Hirsch took a deep dive into the fivefold typology of ministry as articulated in Ephesians 4:1-16. Now in this User's Guide, Alan and Jessie challenge and equip you, your organization or church to live into a new way of seeing, thinking, and living. Summarizing and simplifying the key themes of 5Q, this practical guide is ideal for either individuals or groups. With practitioner examples, reflective questions, and training tools, Activating 5Q enables you to apply the principles to your particular context."A new and brilliant understanding of how to unleash the latent capacity within you, the church and every group for the Jesus mission."--Dave Ferguson, lead pastor of Community Christian Church; lead visionary for NewThing; author"I believe that there are few topics more important for the renewal of Christ's people and the subsequent transforming of the world around us than what is addressed here." --Neil Cole, author of Organic Church, Primal Fire, and One Thing"Inspires, provokes and engages. It will be a catalyst for mission in the years to come!" --Danielle Strickland, international social justice advocate; author and speaker"Provides us with a clear model showing us how Jesus is active in and through the church. Wonderful!" --Brad Brisco, co-author of Missional Essentials and Next Door as It Is in Heaven"This book leads readers to live into 5Q so that the church might be the song, the poem sung to and for the world in order to bring all people into the dance of God." --JR Woodward, author of Creating a Missional Culture; co-author, The Church as Movement; national director, V3 movement"Activating 5Q offers powerful tools to help churches fire on all five cylinders as God intends."--Paul Harcourt, National Leader, New Wine England"Gives the whole church a place to see ourselves in the story of God in a way that invigorates passion and purpose. A must-read!"--Tammy Dunahoo, general supervisor, The Foursquare Church
Meet the Author
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.