The Agile Church
Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age
Dwight J. Zscheile
What if the uncertainty in our current cultural context is a spiritual opportunity for churches to flourish? This is the question Dwight Zscheile, vice president of innovation at Luther Seminary, considers in “The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age”–a well-rounded resource of theory and practices for the church, with a helpful study guide.
The central challenge facing congregations today is rediscovering who they are in a society that has in many ways rejected Christianity. This book explores what it might mean to understand God’s innovative activity in creation, in the covenant people, Israel, in Christ, and in the power of the Spirit to form disciples and renew Christian communities. Zscheile, who draws on his experience in both the church and Silicon Valley, calls for innovation in order for churches to grow in a pluralistic age.
Doug Pagitt, pastor of Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis and author of “Church in the Inventive Age,” says, “In an age when people are making choices about their faith, spirituality, and lives in unprecedented ways, our churches have the opportunity to be nimble, graceful, and creative. ‘The Agile Church’ is an ideal guide for this journey.”