Alan Hirsch

Founder, 5Q Collective

Alan is the 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.

Alan Hirsch is the author of 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ and The Forgotten Ways, and is the 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).


June 22, 2022

The Sharp Edge of the APEST Wedge

While I don’t believe that there is such a thing as a silver bullet—a single solution that will resolve all our problems—nonetheless I have come…

July 31, 2017

Paradigm Shifts

  In this training video from Exponential East 2017, Alan Hirsch discusses the various characteristics of level 5 multiplication that require paradigm shifts. A shift…

February 15, 2017

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 this podcast from Exponential East…

February 10, 2017

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 2006 best-selling book, The Forgotten…

December 2, 2016

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 the Church. Specifically in the…

November 1, 2016

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 opportunity to assess and interpret…

November 1, 2015

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 witness the adoption of a…

May 22, 2014

Recovering Jesus-Shaped Discipleship

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