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, which grew from as few as 25,000 adherents in AD 100 to up to 20 million in AD 310. Such incredible growth is also being experienced today in the church in China and other parts of the world. How do they do it?
The Forgotten Ways explores the concept of Apostolic Genius as a way to understand what caused the church to expand 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.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.77(d)|
Table of Contents
Section 1: The Making of a Missionary
1. Setting the Scene, Part 1: Confessions of a Frustrated Missionary
2. Setting the Scene, Part 2: Denominational and Translocal Perspectives
Section 2: A Journey to the Heart of Apostolic Genius
3. The Heart of It All: Jesus Is Lord 4. Disciple Making
5. Missional-Incarnational Impulse 6. Apostolic Environment
7. Organic Systems
8. Communitas, Not Community Conclusion Addendum and Glossary: A Crash Course in Chaos
Glossary of Key Terms
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Eye opening and paradigm shifting. Institutionalization is killing the church. Reclaim a sense of movement or die.
We have lost sight of being a Jesus movement and have become an institution. Hirsch shows how to return to our roots. Especially good for leaders in the church who see that our "delivery system" is broken.