Church growth models have often been long on promises and short on disciple-making. We continue to watch consistent church attendance shrink, and our desire to reach the lost is infected with a need for self-validation by growing our numbers at any cost. If we believe that God wants his church to grow, where do we go from here? What is the future of the church? Drawing from his 20 years and 15,000 hours of consulting, author Will Mancini shares with pastors and ministry leaders the single most important insight he has learned about church growth. With plenty of salient stories and based solidly on the disciple-making methods found in Scripture, Future Church exposes the church's greatest challenge today, and offers 7 transforming laws of real church growth so that we can faithfully and joyfully fulfill Jesus's Great Commission.
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Every now and then God chooses to plant someone on our planet with an extra measure of capacity and insight. Without question, Will Mancini is one such person. Future Church is more than a must-read. With the cosmic shifts we have experienced recently, the church must pivot to a new normal to remain relevant. This book provides the road map.-- Randy Frazee , pastor, Westside Family Church, and author of The Connecting Church 2.0 Will Mancini once again demonstrates a characteristic genius in helping churches and denominations to recalibrate around essentials, to recover their distinctive callings, and so to find wholesale renewal. A rare and timely gift.-- Alan Hirsch , author and activist Will Mancini and his team have been a consistently helpful guide to us for many years on creating good church culture. Future Church will help you grow this culture in your ministry as well!-- J. D. Greear , pastor, The Summit Church Will Mancini is a thinker whose insights I trust. Smart leaders will dive into what Will has to say about the future church.-- Carey Nieuwhof , founding pastor, Connexus Church, and host of The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast A masterclass in Real Church. Don't read this for ideas, insights, and initiatives that last a day or a week. Enroll your mind in this book for thoughts and tasks that linger and lead for a lifetime. Every page will challenge, delight, inspire, and deepen your church and raise your game.-- Leonard Sweet , author, professor, and founder of Preach the Story Are we truly making disciples or just entertaining followers? What should we be measuring? How do we know we're accomplishing our mission? Future Church is an essential read for every church leader who is committed to defining real growth in a new era of ministry leadership.-- Jenni Catron , leadership coach and founder of The 4Sight Group
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Will Mancini (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a church consultant and ministry entrepreneur. He started several interconnected organizations under The Future Church Co that help the church embody the movement that Jesus founded. Will's visionary planning tools, the Vision Frame and the Horizon Storyline, are used by thousands of churches every year through his calling to raise up other consultants and trainers. In 2015, he cofounded Younique to deliver gospel-centered life design through the church. In 2019, Will founded Denominee to help networks and denominations reinvent how they bring value to the church. He currently provides clarity and innovation consulting directly to church teams through Pivvot. He has written six books, including Younique , Clarity Spiral , God Dreams , Innovating Discipleship , and Church Unique. He enjoys speaking about how to live a life of more meaningful progress. Will lives in Houston with his wife, Romy, and has four children. You can learn more about Will and his ecosystem of breakthrough ideas, tools, and organizations at www.willmancini.com. Connect with him on Instagram @will_be_clear and Twitter @willmancini. Cory Hartman (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the founder of Fulcrum Content, an organization that uses the written word to extend leaders' reach and equip churches for disciple making. He has pastored churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.