The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st Century Church

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Christendom is dying and needs to be removed from its life-support system. Starting with this frank assessment of the current church, Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch present an alternative model for ministry in today's postmodern world. Instead of mourning the demise of the Western church as the center of society, the authors explain how the church can be reborn through incarnational mission, messianic spirituality, and apostolic structure. Church leaders who heed the authors' call will see death turned into new ...
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Overview

Christendom is dying and needs to be removed from its life-support system. Starting with this frank assessment of the current church, Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch present an alternative model for ministry in today's postmodern world. Instead of mourning the demise of the Western church as the center of society, the authors explain how the church can be reborn through incarnational mission, messianic spirituality, and apostolic structure. Church leaders who heed the authors' call will see death turned into new life through the creation of a vital, missional church.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781565636590
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

You Must Read This Bit First
Pt. 1 The Shape We're In
1 Evolution or Revolution? 3
2 The Missional Church 17
Pt. 2 Incarnational Ecclesiology
3 The Incarnational Approach 33
4 The Shape of the Missional Church 60
5 The Contextualized Church 76
6 Whispering to the Soul 95
Pt. 3 Messianic Spirituality
7 The God of Israel and the Renewal of Christianity 111
8 Action as Sacrament 134
9 The Medium Really is the Message 146
Pt. 4 Apostolic Leadership
10 The Genius of APEPT 165
11 Imagination and the Leadership Task 182
12 Organizing the Revolution 201
Glossary 225
Additional Resources 231
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