Alan Hirsch
Missional Guru

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 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). His experience includes leading a local church movement among the marginalized, developing training systems for innovative missional leaders, and heading up the mission and revitalization work of his denomination.

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 a contributing editor of Leadership Journal.

Articles + Resources


Paradigm Shifts

[s3video s3url="/2017 East/Alan Hirsch 3.mp4" s3bucket="ExpoTraining" width="843" height="481" /]   In this training video from Exponential East 2017, Alan Hirsch…

Keys to Culture and to the Human Heart | Alan Hirsch

Holiness is not abstraction ... it's missional, it's redemptive, and brings back that which is lost. - Alan Hirsch In…


5 Big Reasons for a New, Deeper Look at The Forgotten Ways

Few resources in today’s church leader space have been as life-changing and as church-changing to its readers as Alan Hirsch’s…


Why a Return to APEST Is Essential to Multiplying the Church

As the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and a prolific author, Alan Hirsch is a preeminent voice in…


Movement Simplexity: Becoming 5 in All 6 Elements of mDNA

Movement Simplexity: In this workshop leaders will learn the 6 key elements/competencies of the mDNA (movement DNA) and have an…

Becoming a Level Five Church

There is no doubt in my mind that we are experiencing a fundamental paradigm shift in our day as we…



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Alan Hirsch – Future Travelers

What caused the Church to go into hyperbolic growth in 200 years? In this video from a workshop at EX…


Three Minutes with Alan Hirsch

An excerpt from Alan Hirsch workshop from Exponential East 2014 on the explosive growth of the early church.


Alan Hirsch - Future Travelers

What caused the Church to go into hyperbolic growth in 200 years? In this video from a workshop at EX…


Recovering Jesus-Shaped Discipleship

Over the years, I have found myself having to talk about a distinctly missional understanding of discipleship. I actually find…

Incarnational Mission


Healthy Rhythms

for Leaders


By Winfield Bevins

& Mark Dunwoody