Quantum Mission: Something Completely Different For a Kaleidoscope World (Hardcover)
Quantum Mission is the result of the author's melancholy conclusion that, given the decline of the Christian Church in Australia (and the West in general), the following statement is true:
Unpalatable though it may be, and much as many seem to wish to ignore or deny it, the current local church paradigm in the West has not been for several decades, is not, nor can it be made to be, capable of achieving urgently needed trend-reversing missional goals.
This is because the Australian, indeed Western, Church is suffering from a missional malaise of failed mission to 21st century society. The result is an existential crisis, one that the institutional Church, with praiseworthy but rare exceptions, is generally both unwilling and unable to address.
In Quantum Mission, the author offers a diagnosis of the major reasons for the malaise. In particular these are: a lack of cultural intelligence, a dearth of appropriate leadership, and a persistence with failed missional strategies. He argues that the Church urgently needs to develop a completely new way of mission to what is now a neo-pagan society.
The design of that new way requires a much deeper understanding of the ever-changing kaleidoscope of cultural futures flowing towards us, in which the only certainty is uncertainty. The urgent need is for a significant break, in fact a quantum leap, from current long-failing missional strategies to something completely different. That is the embedding of networks of missional communities, packets of kingdom yeast in the neo-pagan dough of 21st century society.