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5-Fold Ministry Suggested Reading


Here are some books we suggest on familiarizing yourself with Apostolic oriented ministry:

51Cf4aIVK2L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_A new brand of apostolic ministry for today’s world The Permanent Revolution is a groundbreaking work of theological re-imagination that focuses on the twin issues of ministry and leadership appropriate to our times. The authors draw widely from the areas of biblical studies, theology, organizational theory, leadership studies, and the social sciences, to make a comprehensive case for on the abiding significance of the Ephesians 4 vocations of apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd and teacher in the church that Jesus intended. They particularly emphasize the strategic importance of the apostolic role for generating missional movements, facilitating ongoing renewal in the life of the church, stimulating ecclesial innovation, and creating adaptive but highly sustainable organizations.
Shows how to view leadership and ministry through a biblical perspective and continue “the permanent revolution” that Jesus initiated
Outlines the essential characteristics of apostolic movements 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 seminal book will likely initiate a much needed re-assessment about how we think of, and subsequently do, ministry in 21st Century contexts.

 

518p+B8-KPL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Alan Hirsch is convinced that the inherited formulas for growing the Body of Christ do not work anymore. And rather than relying on slightly revised solutions from the past, he sees a vision of the future growth of the church coming about by harnessing the power of the early church–a movement which grew from as few as 25,000 adherents in AD 100 to up to 20 million 200 years later. Similar meteoric growth has also been recorded in history and is currently being in many apostolic movements throughout the world today. How do they do it?

The Forgotten Ways proposes the concept of Apostolic Genius as a way to understand what caused the church to experience exponential growth and impact at various times in history, interpreting it for use in our own time and place. From the theological underpinnings to the practical application, Hirsch takes the reader through this dynamic mixture of passion, prayer, and incarnational practice to rediscover the dormant potential of the modern church in the West.

NOTE: All descriptions taken directly from Amazon.com.

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