The Forgotten Ways

Author: Alan Hirsch
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1493404725
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Der Weg der christlichen Theologie

Author: Alister McGrath
Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen
ISBN: 3765577014
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Alister McGrath's „Der Weg der christlichen Theologie" ist in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt und weltweit eine der am meisten verwendeten Einführungen in die Entwicklung der christlichen Theologie. Es geht den Weg durch die gesamte Geschichte des christlichen Denkens und ist auch für den Leser geschrieben, dem alte Sprachen und theologische Fachausdrücke noch nicht vertraut sind. Dieses Buch gibt einen fundierten Überblick über - die Geschichte der Theologie von der Zeit der Kirchenväter ab ca. 100 n. Chr. bis zur Gegenwart und die bedeutendsten theologischen Debatten - die Quellen und Methoden theologischen Denkens - die großen Themen wie Person und Werk Jesu Christi, Dreieinigkeit oder „die letzten Dinge". Ein umfangreiches Glossar und Register sowie Angaben zu weiterführender Literatur geben die nötigen Querverweise und regen zum Weiterstudium an.

The Permanent Revolution

Author: Alan Hirsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118173589
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A new brand of apostolic ministry for today's world The Permanent Revolution is a work of theologicalre-imagination and re-construction that draws from biblicalstudies, theology, organizational theory, leadership studies, andkey social sciences. The book elaborates on the apostolic rolerooted in the five-fold ministry from Ephesians 4 (apostles,prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teacher), and itssignificance for the missional movement. It explores how theapostolic ministry facilitates ongoing renewal in the life of thechurch and focuses on leadership in relation to missionalinnovation and entrepreneurship.The authors examine the nature oforganization as reframed through the lens of apostolicministry. Shows how to view the world through a biblical perspective andcontinue the "permanent revolution" that Jesus started Outlines the essential characteristics of apostolic movementand how to restructure the church and ministry to be moreconsistent with them Alan Hirsch is a leading voice in the missional movement of theChristian West This groundbreaking book integrates theology, sociology, andleadership to further define the apostolic movement.

Missional Moves

Author: Rob Wegner
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310495067
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The church was never designed to be a fortress for the righteous, but a flood of revolutionaries, bringing the Good News of the Kingdom to broken lives and broken communities. Today, millions of Christians are awakening to the holism of the gospel call, expanding their understanding of mission beyond just touching individual lives to impacting and transforming entire communities with the message of God’s grace. If this calling toward movement and transformation is to be realized, it will require some earth-shaking shifts—“Missional Moves”—that fundamentally alter our understanding of the church and how its mission is lived out. This book provides a plan of action for your church that will empower you to unleash each member on a mission, both locally and globally.

The Church as Movement

Author: JR Woodward
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830893628
Format: PDF, Docs
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Public gatherings are vital for movement, but too often in our approach to planting churches, we haven't paid enough attention to the difficult grassroots work of movement: discipleship, community formation, and mission. This book will help you start missional-incarnational communities in a way that reflects the viral movement of the early New Testament church. JR Woodward (author of Creating a Missional Culture) and Dan White Jr. (author of Subterranean) have trained church planters all over North America to create movemental churches that are rooted in the neighborhood, based on eight necessary competencies: Movement Intelligence Polycentric Leadership Being Disciples Making Disciples Missional Theology Ecclesial Architecture Community Formation Incarnational Practices The book features an interactive format with tools, exercises, and reflection questions and activities. It's ideal for church planting teams or discipleship groups to use together. It's not enough to understand why the church needs more missional and incarnational congregations.The Church as Movement will also show you how to make disciples that make disciples. This is the engine that drives the church as movement, so that everyday Christians can be present in the world to join God's mission in the way of Jesus.