The Forgotten Ways Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developing Missional Churches

The Forgotten Ways Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developing Missional Churches

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by Alan Hirsch, Darryn Altclass
     
 

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An internationally known missional church expert offers leaders practical suggestions, real life examples, and proven strategies for applying missional paradigms.See more details below

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An internationally known missional church expert offers leaders practical suggestions, real life examples, and proven strategies for applying missional paradigms.

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ISBN-13:
9781441212726
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
2 MB

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Make no mistake about it; the scope of the change that is required to shift to the kind of movement described in The Forgotten Ways is nothing less than paradigmatic. Every element of mDNA poses a direct challenge to the prevailing ways of doing church and mission. When taken together, all six elements of Apostolic Genius make the task seem enormous. But we don't think it is actually as difficult as it seems. And it is certainly not impossible. The Chinese church proves that a highly institutionalized form of Christianity can become a remarkable movement given the right circumstances. And we don't believe that we have to have persecution to activate Apostolic Genius. Less intense forms of adaptive challenges can, and do, force the church to respond. What we are witnessing in our own day indicates that. Because the church carries the gospel as well as the full coding of Apostolic Genius in her, the potential for world transformation is always present in us. We can always draw upon latent resources and instincts. God is able and very willing to stir his church up. In fact we see this as one of the very special works of the Holy Spirit—to awaken God's people to their calling and destiny as a movement that can and will change the world.

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