"Activating Missional Movement In Your Church"
When I think of what it takes to mobilize movements, I think it comes down to understanding, activating, shaping, and participating in the inherent potentials of the people of God. I always remind myself that every church has everything it needs to get its job done: we have the life-transforming message of the gospel, the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the blessing of the Father, and a communitas of people called to be a witnessing ecclesia in a given place. And as we’ve seen, this ecclesia — or at least the possibility of ecclesia — is in everyone (seed → forest; spark → fire). The church of Jesus is perfectly designed for world transformation. We are meant to be a high-impact people-movement. When we aren’t being that, then I suspect it’s something we are doing that is blocking this potential.
Join us for a 1-Day Training with Alan Hirsch to explore how you can activate a missional movement in your church. Alan will also help us understand the paradigms that block our ability for movement.
TIME: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
DATE: Thursday, August 21
PLACE: Legacy Church, Plano, TX
COST: $40 for individual, $160 for groups of 5 & more
STAY IN LUNCH: $10 per person. This lunch will be for those interested in Forge Dallas and Forge Dallas Church Learning Communities
*Limited space available.
ALAN HIRSCH BIO
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 co-founder and adjunct faculty for the M.A. in Missional Church Movements at Wheaton College (Illinois). He is also adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary, George Fox Seminary, among others, and he lectures frequently throughout Australia, Europe, and the United States. He is series editor for Baker Books' Shapevine series , IVP's Forge line, and an associate editor of Leadership Journal.
His experience in leadership includes leading a local church movement among the marginalized as well as heading up the Mission and Revitalization work of his denomination. He has been on leadership team with Christian Associates, a mission agency planting churches throughout Europe. Alan is adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary and lectures frequently throughout Australia, Europe, and the U.S.