Book Tour – Positively Irritating: Embracing a Post-Christian World to Form a More Faithful and Innovative Church

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Featuring Rich Robinson and Jon Ritner

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Wednesday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. ET

BOOK TOUR
Positively Irritating: Embracing a Post-Christian World to Form a More Faithful and Innovative Church

Featuring: Jon Ritner (author) and Rich Robinson

The Western church finds itself in the midst of a seismic cultural shift, as secular paradigms threaten to remove any spiritual explanation for life, and Christianity is often viewed with skepticism and cynicism.

Rather than perceiving these ongoing challenges as irritants to expel, it’s time to see them as opportunities to embrace, so that we might effectively serve the world around us and form a more robust and Christlike church.

Jon Ritner invites you on his journey across two continents, as he moves away from a disciplemaking strategy relying on centralized property, programs, and professionals to one that empowers all the people of God to join his mission and make disciples in the everyday spaces of life.

REVIEWS:

“This book is a primer for the revolution. A perfectly weighted treatment of some of the most pressing and transformative ideas in our time.” –BRIAN SANDERS, author, Microchurches and Underground Church

“Jon has offered us a great gift: insightful, timely, honest reflections on discipleship in this era. The future of the church will depend on us grappling with new ways to engage in our current culture, and this essential and difficult task has been made much easier with this guide!” –DANIELLE STRICKLAND, leader, author, speaker

“Jon draws upon his experience in the post-Christian context of Europe to imagine a more inventive, entrepreneurial, and scattered expression of Christ-centered engagement in the community, through which a credible witness of God’s love for all people can permeate an increasingly diverse, polarized, and cynical society.” –DR. MARK DEYMAZ,  author, The Coming Revolution in Church Economics

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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

Jon Ritner

Author, Positively Irritating: Embracing a Post-Christian World to Form a More Faithful and Innovative Church

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

Jon Ritner

Jon has twenty years of pastoral leadership experience, from growing an American megachurch to planting microchurches in Brussels, Belgium. He currently serves in Los Angeles as lead pastor of Ecclesia Hollywood and is on the board of directors for Communitas International, a global church planting movement. Jon trains pastors and church planters from across the country with Forge America, Fuller Theological Seminary, the V3 Movement, and 100 Movements. Jon and his wife, Kristyn, have two children, Addy and Jax.

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

Rich Robinson

Rich is the Director of 5Q Collective, the training arm of 5Q, which is part of the 100 Movements family.

He also leads Catalyse Change, an organization and collective of pioneering leaders who provide training and coaching for leaders, teams and organizations to equip and enable them around discipleship, leadership, mission and multiplication. Over the past 10 years he has led pioneering work using 3dm tools and training across Europe, Australia and Canada. In the last few years the work has grown into parts of Asia and Africa too.

Locally, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he works with Cairn, a ministry working with churches in the Celtic lands, training them to recapture discipleship and mission at the heart of their culture and practice. Rich was previously on staff at St Thomas' church, Sheffield in the UK for 14 years as the Missional Communities Team Leader. He's married to Anna, who is a writer and editor, and they have three children: Josiah, Esther and Samuel. They are passionate about living with integrity and intentionality as a family that loves, follows and shares Jesus.

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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