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ReThink: 9 Paradigm Shifts for Activating the Church (E-Book)

In this e-book, Brad presents 9 key paradigms shifts the church needs to experience when desiring to equip and activate all the people of God to engage in His mission.

Every organization, including the church, is built upon underlying paradigms or assumptions. This is not the same thing as the church’s beliefs or theological systems. Rather the paradigm determines how an organization thinks and, therefore, acts. Paradigms explain and then guide behavior. If we try to restructure an organization but leave the original paradigms in place, nothing will change within the organization. Therefore, for real change to take place, we need to experience a paradigm shift or, in most cases, multiple paradigm shifts.


1. The Need to ReThink
2. ReThink the Nature of the Church
From Church Served to Church Sent
3. ReThink Mission
From Excarnate Mission to Incarnate Mission
4. ReThink the Missio Dei
From Church with a Mission to Mission with a Church
5. ReThink Culture
From Place of Privilege to Posture of a Servant
6. ReThink Vocation
From Secular Vocations to Sacred Callings
7. ReThink APEST
From Twofold to Fivefold
8. ReThink Leadership
From Equipping Some to Activating All
9. ReThink Discipleship & Evangelism
From Evangelism then Discipleship to Discipleship then Evangelism
10. ReThink Scorecards
From Church Activities to Kingdom Impact
11. Conclusion
Think Long Haul, Not Quick Fix

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Brad Brisco

Brad is the Director of Bivocational Church Planting for the North American Mission Board. He holds a doctorate in the area of missional ecclesiology; his doctoral thesis was on assisting existing congregations in transitioning in a missional direction. He and his wife have three children and have been foster parents to more than fifty other kids. Connect with Brad on twitter @bradleybrisco.

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