In this interview, Exponential founder Todd Wilson and missiologist Alan Hirsch discuss the Church’s effectiveness of mobilizing believers and why its important to reproducing faith communities. Hirsch explains how the APEST model from Ephesians 4 is too often overlooked, allowing churches to become content with living in community without the equally necessary characteristic of living on mission.
- Mobilizing all believers, not just the professional clergy
- Tension between being in community and being on mission or “here” vs “there”
- Applying APEST to all of ministry, not just leadership
We have to mobilize everyone in every domain of society. – Alan Hirsch
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Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network. Hirsch is the author of The Forgotten Ways and The Forgotten Ways Handbook; 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): On the Verge (with Dave Ferguson); and The Permanent Revolution (with Tim Catchim). 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.