Permanent Revolution Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church

ISBN-10: 0470907746

ISBN-13: 9780470907740

Edition: 2011

Authors: Alan Hirsch, Mike Breen, Tim Catchim, Darrell L. Guder

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A new brand of apostolic ministry for today′s worldThe 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 startedOutlines the essential characteristics of apostolic movement and how to restructure the church and ministry to be more consistent with themAlan Hirsch is a leading voice in the missional movement of the Christian WestThis groundbreaking book integrates theology, sociology, and leadership to further define the apostolic movement.
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/2/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Alan Hirsch is the founding Director of Forge Mission Training Network. He is the co-founder of, an international forum for engaging with world transforming ideas. He leads Future Travelers, a learning journey applying missional-incarnational approaches to established churches and is an active participant in The Tribe of LA, a Jesus community among artists and creatives in Los Angeles.Known for his innovative approach to mission, Hirsch is a teacher and key mission strategist for churches across the western world. His popular book The Shaping of Things to Come (with Michael Frost) is widely considered to be a seminal text on mission. Alan's recent book The Forgotten Ways, has quickly become a key reference for missional thinking, particularly as it relates to movements. His book ReJesus is a radical restatement about the role that Jesus plays in defining missional movements. Untamed, his latest book (with his wife Debra) is about missional discipleship for a missional church.His experience in leadership includes leading a local church movement among the marginalized as well as heading up the Mission and Revitalization work of his denomination. Hirsch is an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary and lectures frequently throughout Australia, Europe, and the U.S.

About the Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series
Preface: A Briefing for the Journey
Introduction: The Crisis of Infertility and What to Do About It
Ephesians 4:1-16: Frameworks for Ministry
Activating the Theo-Genetic Codes of APEST Ministry
An Elegant Solution: Distributed Intelligence in the Body of Christ
Better Together: The Synergy of Difference
Missional Ministry for a Missional Church: A Church Where Everyone Gets to Play
Apostolic Ministry
Custody of the Codes: Mapping the Contours of Apostolic Ministry
Come Back, Peter; Come Back, Paul: The Relation Between Nuance and Impact
Living from the Center: Apostolic Ministry and the Renewal of Christianity
Apostolic Leadership
The Enterprise of Movement and the Movement of Enterprise
The Spirit of Innovation: Creating New Futures for the Jesus Movement
Apostolic organization
Movements R Us: Thinking and Acting Like a Movement
Apostolic Architecture: The Anatomy of Missional Organization
Appendix: A Question of Legitimacy: The Restoration of the Apostolic Ministry
The Authors
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