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5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ

In 5Q, Alan Hirsch takes a deep dive into the fivefold (APEST) typology of ministry as articulated in Ephesians 4:1–16. With profound theological and cultural insight as well as innovative practice, Hirsch once again not only shifts the conversation itself, but also the scorecard on how we understand calling, church, leadership, and organization.

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Alan Hirsch founder of Forge Mission Training Network, 100 Movements, and now 5Qcollective. He is author of numerous award-winning books on movements, organization, and leadership, and teaches extensively across North America, Europe, and Australia.

What People Are Saying About 5Q

Alan Hirsch broadens his reputation as a premier thought leader in 5Q by giving us both a framework and a practical application from Ephesians 4 for how to activate the Body of Christ. This is a book that needs to be read thoroughly and meticulously by every leader who loves the church, its people and its mission.

Dave Ferguson, lead pastor of Community Christian Church; lead visionary for NewThing; author of Finding Your Way Back To God and Starting Over

Comprehensive, brilliant, revelatory ... a whole new way of thinking about what it means to be the church, what it means to follow Christ and serve others, and what it means to be human.

Linda Bergquist, church planting catalyst and adjunct professor; author of Church Turned Inside Out and The Wholehearted Church Planter

5Q is not so much a book of ideas as a pair of glasses through which to see the world differently.

Michael Frost, author of Surprise the World! and To Alter Your World

5Q is precisely what the church needs to understand in order to move forward and be who Jesus has made us to be. For those wanting to stop circling in the ecclesial wilderness, get this book and take the journey

Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women; author and speaker