Book Tour — How to Revive Evangelism: 7 Vital Shifts in How We Share Our Faith

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Featuring Todd Proctor and Craig Springer

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Tuesday, March 16 at 12:00 p.m. ET

BOOK TOUR
How to Revive Evangelism: 7 Vital Shifts in How We Share Our Faith

Featuring: Todd Proctor and Craig Springer

In a post-Christian, post-modern, post-truth society where Jesus followers aren’t often well regarded, modern evangelism approaches are eroding and increasingly ineffective. Christians often talk more than we listen, confront when we should converse, and demand that people believe before they belong. We need a compelling way to share our faith that combines the timeless practices of Jesus with timely perspectives about our post-everything era.

Author and Executive Director of Alpha US Craig Springer believes that reaching non-Christians is possible, but only if we are willing to shift our perspectives, abandon ineffective methodologies, and consider the unique cultural moment in which we are living. In How to Revive Evangelism, he shares the often-overlooked evangelistic approaches of Jesus himself and demonstrates how returning to these fundamentals are key to reviving evangelism in the 21st century. Incorporating groundbreaking and often startling data, Springer offers Christians seven shifts in how to share their faith with friends and family members, neighbors and coworkers which create greater potential for life change.

 

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In this new Book Tour series, Exponential is partnering with authors of upcoming and recently released books in the church leadership space in order to equip church leaders to be more fruitful for the cause of disciple making and church multiplication.

Guest

Craig Springer

Executive Director of Alpha USA

Rob Wegner

Author & founding leader of KC Underground

Lance Ford

Author & co-founder of the Sentralized Conference

Todd Wilson

President & Co-Founder of Exponential

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Featured Guest

Craig Springer

Craig Springer is the Executive Director of Alpha USA, a program that runs in over 6,000 churches across every major denomination and 600 prisons and jails throughout the country. Alpha mobilizes 50,000 volunteers and over 400,000 participants annually in the US and over 1.5 million globally. Alpha is a simple idea of a great meal, a short talk and a meaningful discussion about life and faith over ten weeks. It is for people with questions, frustrations and serious doubts about faith, the church, the direction of their lives or anything in-between. The key to Alpha is listening - it's a judgement-free space where any point of view is respected, no one gets corrected and people can explore their thoughts together. Alpha USA is helping to transform the culture of churches in America and across the globe to listen more than we speak and invite those in who don't believe or behave in all the familiar ways.

Craig has been a leader and pastor in influential churches in Chicago and Denver, one of which was named Outreach Magazine's 2014 Fastest Growing Church in America. Craig lives in the Denver area and is a passionate hack at every mountain sport you can name. He has been married to Sarah for 20 years, has two, full-hearted children and one very spoiled beagle.

Alan Hirsch

Alan Hirsch is the founder of 100Movements, Forge Mission Training Network, and Future Travelers.

Hirsch is the author of 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ, 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): On the Verge (with Dave Ferguson); The Permanent Revolution (with Tim Catchim).

Alan is founder of 5Q Collective and resident coach and consultant with the team. The 5Q Collective aims to create a training options where fivefold imagination and practice can be activated and developed throughout the Body of Christ.

His experience includes leading a local church movement among the marginalized, developing training systems for innovative missional leadership (Forge Mission Training Network), and heading up the mission and revitalization work of his denomination. Over the last six years Alan has been helping existing large churches transition towards missional movement through paradigm shifting process in Future Travelers. His major focus at this critical point is on founding and developing 100Movements (100M), an organization committed to reanimating authentic transformative missional movements around the six elements of mDNA through a process of deep change. Church Resource Ministries (CRM) is Alan's formal sponsor and employer in the US. Alan's role with CRM is in missional leadership development.

Michael Carrion

Michael is the Senior and planting pastor of Promised Land Covenant Church, a missional church in the North and South Bronx. He also serves Redeemer City to City, recruiting and training church planters in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens. He has 25 years of experience in urban ministry, with specific focus and gifting in urban church planting, designing and leading urban charter schools and launching national social justice movements. Michael has received national recognition from the US Government for his work in urban centers, specifically throughout New York City, and has consulted for a variety of church- and faith-based organizations.

Host

Todd Proctor

Todd Proctor serves on the Executive Leadership Team of Alpha USA, helping pastors of key churches across the nation explore the Alpha course within their own context. He was a founder and long-time Lead Pastor of Rock Harbor in Costa Mesa, leading through a season of multiplication that birthed many new campuses and church plants across Orange County.

Todd is passionate about investing in young leaders, and curating experiences and conversations for pastors that foster greater church unity. In recent years he has led in pioneering The Way, a multi-church gathering focused apprenticeship to Jesus, and One Table, creating space for senior leaders to break bread and grow together in Kingdom friendship. Todd and his wife Lisa also serve on the pioneering team of Canopy, a house-church based community in his home turf of Newport Mesa in Orange County.

Rob Wegner

Rob Wegner is a member of Disciples Made’s Executive Team, and is a founding leader of KC Underground – a decentralized network of reproducing disciples, leaders, and microchurches. The forty-year vision is 21,000 microchurches connecting with training Hubs throughout the city, saturating Kansas City with beauty, justice and good news of Jesus.

Rob served as Teaching Pastor at Granger Community Church (Granger, IN) for 21 years, and helped start Monroe Circle Community Center, a hub for neighborhood renewal in the inner city of South Bend, IN, and at Westside Family Church in KC, for five years. Rob also serves as Global Catalyst for Relationships and Reproduction for New Thing. New Thing is a network of over 1,400 churches committed to planting churches that reproduce at every level.

Rob is an author, his latest books are Find You Place (co-written with Brian Phipps), Made for More (Exponential Theme Book 2018), and The Starfish and the Spirit.

Rob and Michelle have three amazing young daughters— Madeline, Whitney and Belle. As a family, they love living deeply in their neighborhood, hiking, photography, and being silly together.

Lance Ford

Lance is the co-founder of the Sentralized Conference in Kansas City. He blogs at www.sentralizedgathering.com. With over two decades experience as a pastor and church planter, Lance is a writer, coach, and consultant who has designed unique training systems currently being used by networks, seminaries, and leaders throughout the world. His passion is to give himself to resourcing and equipping churches and leaders anywhere and everywhere as they develop missional lifestyles.

Lance holds a Masters Degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. His book, Right Here Right Now: Everyday Mission for Everyday People, was co-authored with Alan Hirsch. He serves on the National Leadership team for Forge America Missional Training Network.

We are better together!

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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