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Author: Jim L Wilson
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Publisher: Serendipity House (September 16, 2002)
Pages: 263

Future Church: Ministry in a Post-Seeker Age by Jim L Wilson

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The church today is poised on a precarious balance between culture and content, between cultural relevance and doctrinal integrity. Like a seesaw, the church swings back and forth, compelled both to reach an culture and to remain true to the Gospel.

ministry in a post-seeker age. jim L. wilson. nashville, tennessee. I also dedicate this book to the late Reverend Jack Miller. Jac k has always been a great encourager to me. A few weeks before he went to be with the Lord, he and his wife Peggy sat in my living room and listened as I read portions from the book I was working on at the time-this book. Discussing Future Church was one of the final conversations I had with Jack before he died. Jack was more than a father-in-law to me-he was my friend. I miss him. Contents.

In Future Church, Jim Wilson presents 7 clear principles which become "fulcrum points," principles that will give the Church real leverage to reach people and push them upward toward the hand of God. These 7 Fulcrum Points are illustrated in real-life settings, as Wilson takes us on visits to churches that are utilizing them. This is the way of ministry in a post-seeker age. This is Future Church! The seven Fulcrum points include: Get creative, Get Spiritual, Get Radical, Get Real, Get Truthful, Get Multi and Get Connected.

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Jim L. Wilson started preaching when he was 17 and became a pastor when he was 18. Today, he is Professor of Leadership Formation and the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Wilson is an award winning writer with hundreds of pieces in print and the author, co-author or contributor to more than a dozen books. Future Church: Ministry in a Post-Seeker Age. Sep 1, 2004. Wilson and Sally Morgenthaler.

Future Church instructs and illuminates without being pedantic. Like a seesaw, the church swings. Future Church: Ministry in a Post-Seeker Age - Wilson Jim - Google. The world has more than changed. All sociologist, futurists

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Some churches criticize culture, others adapt to it, attempting to be culturally relevant, Future Churches don’t do either of those things—they leverage culture to the gospel’s advantage. In Future Church, Jim Wilson presents 7 Fulcrum Points that will give churches real leverage in today’s culture. These 7 Fulcrum Points are illustrated in real-life settings, as Wilson takes us on visits to churches that are utilizing them. This is the way of ministry in a post-seeker age. This is Future Church!
Reviews: 7
This book gives a thoughtful look at what ministers are facing while trying to attract the un-churched or disaffected people in society. Dr. Wilson provides a number of examples of the methods and venues used by ministers to attract people, particularly young adults to the church. Recoimmended reading I think, for any worship leader who is trying to figure ways to attract worshipers. It is thought provoking and will provide ideas for consideration.
Kudos to Jim for a great book that captures the essence of the emerging church movement. Often times when we think emerging churches we think of candles, poetry, tattoos, and experiential worship. Future Church is a great read because it boils down the movement to the core transferrable principles. As a new church plant it was most encouraging to hear stories from other new emerging churches and their struggles. I say this is a must read for all church planters and pastors.
This is an awesome book for anyone to read, not just church planters and pastors. Wonderful!
Jim Wilson, Future Church: Ministry in a Post-Seeker Age (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2004)

Reviewed by Darren Cronshaw

Wilson, a local church pastor and champion of emerging churches that engage culture, profiles some navigators and leaders who are seeking to transition from modern contemporary strategically-planned `seeker' approaches to plant the seeds for postmodern expressions of church. Whatever they will look like, he suggests they will leverage culture to the gospel's advantage with these fulcrum points:

1. Get creative - with stories and arts that address human needs
2. Get spiritual - celebrating rather than toning down vintage faith
3. Get radical - championing transformation
4. Get real - recognizing pain and encouraging authenticity
5. Get truthful - using relationships and culture without condescension
6. Get multi - welcoming people with differences as partners
7. Get connected - a high-tech world needs a high-touch church

Wilson offers a wealth of experience for introducing new ideas to revitalise existing churches. He invites discussion on the themes of this book at [...] and is editor of [...].

A review originally appeared in Darren Cronshaw, `The Emerging Church: Introductory Reading Guide', Zadok Papers, S143 (Summer 2005).
Finding our way into the future is too often like taking a trail, any trail, and hoping it leads to the mountain top. Jim Wilson has given us in Future Church a trail guide to creating a church whose best days are ahead,not behind. Based not on theory but on actual case studies, Wilson takes us behind the scenes of churches that most of us would never discover otherwise. There we meet fearless leaders and focused congreagations who are influencing the world in which they live in ways that lift up the hope and the winsome nature of the real Gospel. I'm recommending Future Church, not only to all my pastor friends, but to the leadership teams within our congregation. With a guide to a preferrable future at hand, we hope to continue the process of shaping our church into one that shapes our community for the better.
Ed Rowell, Teaching Pastor
The People's Church
Franklin, Tennessee
I lead a church plant in Seattle called Cascade Hills... We've been at this for 2 and a half years, and are discovering that "contemporary worship" is neither contemporary, or real worship. There is a stirring in us for more of God, and less of "churchianity." We have been on a journey of discovery, and have found ourselves outlining a ministry plan that literally has lined up with each of the 7 fulcrum points Jim Wilson so clearly articulates in "Future Church". Here's where it gets interesting . . . we did the plan, then discovered the book! I have not been able to get past the idea that this is a move of God on His Church, and that something huge is about to happen... Not just in Seattle or the West Coast, or even America, but worldwide. Thank you Jim!"
Jim Wilson has shed light on the most crucial element for church leaders -- how to be THE CHURCH God needs to reach a lost and dying world. As a member of a church staff, I've witnessed firsthand how our church has grappled with finding the appropriate identity to draw those in need of the Gospel message into our church. FUTURE CHURCH helped me understand the issues and challenges our church faces. Rather than offering a purely theoretical approach, Jim provides case studies of actual churches -- from big to small; urban to rural -- which are shining examples of the FUTURE CHURCH. Thanks, Jim, for reaching out to us who are struggling to get where we need to be.
Jim has captured the heart of postmodern ministry in a raw,
compelling glimpse into the reality of being God's Church in the new
It is honest, inspiring, and with each chapter there are new heroes of the
Christian faith. You won't be able to put it down, and it will
challenge you to get real and get in on what God is doing in the world today and
Chris Kratzer, Pastor: Quest419 Church Tampa, Florida.