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

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  • Copyright: 2012-02-28
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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A new brand of apostolic ministry for todays world The 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 started Outlines the essential characteristics of apostolic movement 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 groundbreaking book integrates theology, sociology, and leadership to further define the apostolic movement.

Author Biography

Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network. Currently he co-leads Future Travelers, an innovative learning program helping megachurches become missional movements. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Alan is considered to be a thought-leader and key mission strategist for churches across the Western world. Hirsch is the author of The Forgotten Ways; co-author of The Shaping of Things to Come, ReJesus, and The Faith of Leap (with Michael Frost); Untamed (with Debra Hirsch); Right Here, Right Now (with Lance Ford), and On the Verge (with Dave Ferguson). Alan is associate professor for the M.A in Apostolic Movements at Wheaton College (Illinois), as well as adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary, and George Fox Seminary. He is series editor for Baker Books' Shapevine series and an associate editor of Leadership Journal.

Tim Catchim is a grassroots church planter experimenting with innovative forms of mission. While working as a church planting assistant and evangelist with the Montgomery (Alabama) Inner City Ministry, he started a mentor program for at-risk youth that gained state recognition. He also started an intensive summer internship that trained students to do missional-incarnational forms of ministry among the urban poor. He is currently planting a network of missional communities in Clarksville, Tennessee. He also serves as the founder and director of Generate, a coaching and consultancy agency for apostolic ventures.

Table of Contents

About the Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Seriesp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Preface: A Briefing for the Journeyp. xix
Introduction: The Crisis of Infertility and What to Do About Itp. xxvii
Ephesians 4:1-16: Frameworks for Ministry
Activating the Theo-Genetic Codes of APEST Ministryp. 3
An Elegant Solution: Distributed Intelligence in the Body of Christp. 27
Better Together: The Synergy of Differencep. 55
Missional Ministry for a Missional Church: A Church Where Everyone Gets to Playp. 73
Apostolic Ministry
Custody of the Codes: Mapping the Contours of Apostolic Ministryp. 97
Come Back, Peter; Come Back, Paul: The Relation Between Nuance and Impactp. 119
Living from the Center: Apostolic Ministry and the Renewal of Christianityp. 137
Apostolic Leadership
The Enterprise of Movement and the Movement of Enterprisep. 159
The Spirit of Innovation: Creating New Futures for the Jesus Movementp. 183
Apostolic organization
Movements R Us: Thinking and Acting Like a Movementp. 205
Apostolic Architecture: The Anatomy of Missional Organizationp. 227
Conclusionp. 249
Afterwordp. 251
Appendix: A Question of Legitimacy: The Restoration of the Apostolic Ministryp. 255
Notesp. 273
The Authorsp. 307
Indexp. 309
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