An Agenda for the Future Church

We invite you into a collaboration as we do theology in community. We'll explore the future of evangelicalism as we probe the question of our gospel-centeredness. How do we re-calibrate to Jesus?

  • 1

    Welcome to After Evangelicalism, What?

  • 2

    The Contemporary Landscape

    • What to expect in this session

    • Our Boundaries

    • Critical Reflections on the North American Church

    • The Rise of Christianities

  • 3

    Constructive Community Conversations

    • What to expect in this session

    • Discussion

    • How to Have Difficult Conversations

    • A Theological and Missiological Posture for Conversations

    • A Faithful Witness

    • Known by God

    • Theocentric

    • Dialogical and Observant

  • 4

    What Unites Us

    • What to expect in this session

    • One God

    • Two Testaments

    • Three Persons

    • Two Problems

    • One Church

    • Excursus: Decentralized Churches - Alan Hirsch

  • 5

    The Ontology of Missiological Theology

    • What to expect in this session

    • Wonder

    • Curiosity

    • Discovery

  • 6

    Characteristics of Retrodoxy

    • What to expect in this session

    • Historically Connected

    • Scripturally Rooted

    • APEST Animated

    • Missiologically Theologized

    • Are you enjoying this study?

  • 7

    Trinitarian Theocentrism

    • What to expect in this session

    • Theology and Pneumatology

    • Theology and Christology

    • Seven Churches Study Tour

    • Christology and Pneumatology

  • 8

    A Posture for After Evangelicalism

    • What to expect in this session

    • Teaneamus quod ubique . . .

    • Ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda

    • In necessaries unitas . . .

  • 9

    Next Steps...

    • Want to go further? Here's what's next.

    • Check out our MA degree

    • Invite us to speak

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

    • One more thing ...

The Ephesiology Podcast

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Join our podcasters each week for a captivating discussion about a New Testament movement that started in Ephesus and impacted all of Asia Minor for 13 centuries. We dig deeply into the missiological theology of the New Testament in order to understand what a movement might look like today.

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The study guide includes the following benefits:

  • Hours of on-demand video

  • Articles and blogs written by our facilitators

  • Accessibility 24/7 from your phone, tablet, or computer

  • Personal and group reflection questions to help you digest and apply the content

  • Discussion forums to do theology in a community with others in your cohort and around the world

  • Earn a certificate of completion for continuing education credit

Meet your facilitators

Professor of Missiological Theology

Michael T. Cooper

Dr. Cooper earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies with a focus on religious movements and a minor in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as a missiologist for a missions agency where he focuses on missiological research and equipping missionaries for effective cultural engagement. He has thirty years of missions experience, including ten years as a pioneer church planter in Romania after the fall of communism and has equipped church planters and leaders in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. He has written and contributed to more than 30 books and academic articles and has presented conference lectures at the London School of Economics, University of Bordeaux, Loyola University, Baylor University, and many others. His recent book, Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement is a best seller at William Carey Publishing.

Assistant Professor of Discipleship

Andrew Johnson

Andrew is a proud husband, father and pastor in the Bayou City, Houston, TX. Previously, he’s ministered in Chicago, Flagstaff and Tempe in a variety of church contexts. After graduating Phoenix Seminary, he, his wife and three kids moved to Houston join the growing ministry at Neartown Church, a church geared towards starting and supporting other strong local churches via church planting. When not at work, he’s an avid disc golfing, ultimate playing, Spider-Man following/collecting fellow. Go Pacers.

Assistant Professor of Discipleship

Matt Till

Matt is a gospel-centered pastor, teacher, and communicator. Together with his wife Mary, their purpose is to lead the church in the ways of Jesus and the mission of Jesus. Matt holds a Masters of Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary, a Bachelor of Arts in Television Production and Directing, and is a 2018 residency graduate of Reach Chicago, a church planting network through the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Matt also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL.

What are you waiting for?

We do not just simply fill your heads, but your hearts so that your hands are motivated and equipped to lead movements.