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The Forgotten Ways Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developing Missional Churches

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In his bestselling missional book The Forgotten Ways, internationally known missional church expert Alan Hirsch offered a vision for the future growth of the church coming about by harnessing the power of the early church. Now The Forgotten Ways Handbook moves beyond theory to practice, offering ways for any missionally minded person to apply the ideas contained in The For ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Brazos Press
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Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
A pragmatic, idea-soaked guide to implementing the broader ideals in “The Forgotten Ways”.
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a handbook to accompany Alan Hirsch's earlier book, "The Forgotten Ways." The handbook is suggested for the use of small groups that are involved in planting a missional church or assisting an already existing non-missional church in the transition to missional (may God bless you in that). The original book was primarily concerned with the concept of "apostolic genius" which Hirsch believes is the spiritual and sociological dynamic underlying the growth of significant Jesus movement ...more
Apryl Anderson
Aug 06, 2014 rated it liked it
An incredibly comprehensive, well-organized overview of the elements of converting a congregation to a living, breathing Christ-following community. I recognized (and preferred) reading the many books from which Hirsch draws his research. Probably due to the amazing way the Spirit has of speaking to my soul through books at the right time and place.

But this is a book to read in fellowship, and preferably under the leadership someone already familiar with this missional method. Unfortunately, on
Apr 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
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An excellent book on restructuring (or structuring from scratch) your church around a missional mindset. It both explains why to change and how to change. The book is useful for personal or corporate study, as it also includes group study sections with questions for you to work through. If you already see the weakness in your christendom-shaped church, this is a great book to help you; however, if you need more convincing to change the way you do church try The Forgotten Ways first (or anything ...more
Mark Sequeira
Aug 03, 2011 marked it as to-read
Another book I can't WAIT to read and work through! (Along with Frank Viola's latest "From Eternity to Here" and Neil Cole's follow up to "Organic Church," "Organic Leadership.) In the fine tradition of Roland Allen, Alexander Rattray Hay, Watchman Nee, Robert Banks, Gene Getz, Howard Synder, Jon Zens, Neil Cole, Frank Viola, and Gene Edwards comes this bombshell of a workbook based on "The Forgotten Ways." Thank you Alan. We can't wait! ...more
James Nolan
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As we move into the 21st century I can't think of a more pragmatic book on getting a grasp on how the Lord is reshaping His church in the West. Thoughtful, challenging and practical but by no means a shallow on to the book; since this is just the guide. Deep water ahead but nothing ventured nothing gained. Thank God for brothers like Alan Hirsch. ...more
Steve Robbins
Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great companion to the book. Gave a lot of practical tips and ideas on how to implement the points he discusses in "The Forgotten Ways." ...more
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Fine. I read it a while ago, and have forgotten a bit of it. It was a mixed bag.
Oct 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
New way to do church. Makes your brain hurt to read this one. A bit over the top but makes you think.
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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 ...more

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