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The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice For the 21St Century

Alan HirschAlan Catchim

The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice For the 21St Century

Alan HirschAlan Catchim

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A new brand of apostolic ministry for today's world, The Permanent Revolution is a work of theological re-imagination and re-construction that draws from biblical studies, theology, organizational theory, leadership studies, and key social sciences. The book elaborates on the apostolic role rooted in the five-fold ministry from Ephesians 4 (apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teacher), and its significance for the missional movement. It explores how the apostolic ministry facilitates ongoing renewal in the life of the church and focuses on leadership in relation to missional innovation and entrepreneurship. The authors examine the nature of organization as reframed through the lens of apostolic ministry.
* Shows how to view the world through a biblical perspective and continue the "permanent revolution" that Jesus started
* Outlines the essential characteristics of apostolic movement and how to restructure the church and ministry to be more consistent with them
* Alan Hirsch is a leading voice in the missional movement of the Christian West.

This groundbreaking book integrates theology, sociology, and leadership to further define the apostolic movement.


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About "The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice For the 21St Century"

A new brand of apostolic ministry for today's world, The Permanent Revolution is a work of theological re-imagination and re-construction that draws from biblical studies, theology, organizational theory, leadership studies, and key social sciences. The book elaborates on the apostolic role rooted in the five-fold ministry from Ephesians 4 (apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teacher), and its significance for the missional movement. It explores how the apostolic ministry facilitates ongoing renewal in the life of the church and focuses on leadership in relation to missional innovation and entrepreneurship. The authors examine the nature of organization as reframed through the lens of apostolic ministry.
* Shows how to view the world through a biblical perspective and continue the "permanent revolution" that Jesus started
* Outlines the essential characteristics of apostolic movement and how to restructure the church and ministry to be more consistent with them
* Alan Hirsch is a leading voice in the missional movement of the Christian West.

This groundbreaking book integrates theology, sociology, and leadership to further define the apostolic movement.

- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Alan Hirsch

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.

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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.
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Table Of Contents

  • About The Jossey-bass Leadership Network Series Xiii Foreword By Darrell L. Guder Xv Preface: A Briefing For The Journey Xix Introduction: The Crisis Of Infertility And What To Do About It Xxvii Part One Ephesians 4:1-16: Frameworks For Ministry 1 Activating The Theo-genetic Codes Of Apest Ministry 3 2 An Elegant Solution: Distributed Intelligence In The Body Of Christ 27 3 Better Together: The Synergy Of Difference 55 4 Missional Ministry For A Missional Church: A Church Where Everyone Gets To Play 73 Part Two Apostolic Ministry 5 Custody Of The Codes: Mapping The Contours Of Apostolic Ministry 97 6 Come Back, Peter; Come Back, Paul: The Relation Between Nuance And Impact 119 7 Living From The Center: Apostolic Ministry And The Renewal Of Christianity 137 Part Three Apostolic Leadership 8 The Enterprise Of Movement And The Movement Of Enterprise 159 9 The Spirit Of Innovation: Creating New Futures For The Jesus Movement 183 Part Four Apostolic Organization 10 Movements R Us: Thinking And Acting Like A Movement 205 11 Apostolic Architecture: The Anatomy Of Missional Organization 227 Conclusion 249 Afterword By Mike Breen 251 Appendix: A Question Of Legitimacy: The Restoration Of The Apostolic Ministry 255 Notes 273 The Authors 307 Index 309

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  • Catalogue Code 350073
  • Product Code 9780470907740
  • ISBN 0470907746
  • EAN 9780470907740
  • Pages 368
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category Church Leadership
  • Publisher John Wiley Press
  • Publication Date Jan 2012
  • Sales Rank #47066
  • Dimensions 235 x 160 x 30 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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