Shift Four: From More Hierarchy to More Missionaries

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Featuring Alan Hirsch, Rich Robinson, Rob Wegner, & Brian Phipps

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A Conversation About Current Issues Facing Pastors and Planters

Tuesday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Made for More: Mobilization of the Church in 2021 and Beyond
Episode 5 — Shift Four: From More Hierarchy to More Missionaries

Join us for Episode 5 featuring special guests Alan Hirsch and Rich Robinson with co-hosts Rob Wegner and Brian Phipps!

Jesus has provided the organization to unleash more—found in the five-fold gifting of APEST (apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, teachers). We need to help people see the Church as Jesus does.

Featured Guests

Alan Hirsch

Founder of 100Movements, Forge Mission Training Network, and Future Travelers

Rich Robinson

Director of 5Q Collective

Todd Wilson

Exponential CEO

Rob Wegner

Founder of the KC Underground

Brian Phipps

Founder and President of DisciplesMade

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Featured Guests

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.

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.

Hosts

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.

Brian Phipps

Brian Phipps is the founder and President of Disciples Made. Brian was the Next Steps (Disciple-Making) pastor at Westside Family Church for nine years where he developed Westside’s discipleship and leadership development pathway in which the Disciples Made experiences were created. The Disciples Made experiences incorporate a disciple-making “operating system” Brian designed called the Intentional Disciple-Making Environment. Brian has consulted with many churches in developing their disciple-making process and currently leads multiple cohorts of church leaders in Kansas City.

He’s currently working on a book, Find Your Place: Locating Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions, and Story, co-written with Rob Wegner.

In addition to being a Next Steps pastor, Brian is also experienced as a church planter and senior pastor. Brian received his BA in Religious Studies from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters of Divinity and M.A. in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Brian and Carol were married in 1994 and have three children, Hannah, Sam, and Caleb. Brian’s passion is to empower every Christ follower to discover, develop, and optimize their character and calling so that they make the biggest IMPACT on the world for Jesus.

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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