Praise for Positively Irritating
TOD BOLSINGER, Fuller Seminary; author, Canoeing the Mountains
I believe that in the post-pandemic Church, this book will become required reading. It certainly will be for the students I teach and pastors I coach.
LISA RODRIGUEZ-WATSON, national director, Missio Alliance
A clear, practical guide for navigating the murky waters of effective ministry in post-Christian contexts…will have you immediately considering ways to put these ideas into practice.
JR WOODWARD, national director, The V3 Movement, co-author, The Church as Movement
This book will help you see how the church can be set free from restrictive paradigms by engaging in disruptive discipleship, following in the way of Jesus.
BRIAN SANDERS, founder, the Underground Network; author, Microchurches and Underground Church
This book is a primer for the revolution. A perfectly weighted treatment of some of the most pressing and transformative ideas in our time.
DANIELLE STRICKLAND, leader, author, speaker
Jon has offered us a great gift: insightful, timely, honest reflections on discipleship in this era. Engaging in our current culture has been made much easier with this guide.
MICHAEL FROST, co-founder, Forge International; author, The Shaping of Things to Come, Surprise the World
Jon brings an inspiring and challenging message of revitalization and reimagination for the church.
BRAD BRISCO, director, Bivocational Church Planting, the Send Network
Jon does a masterful job of gleaning from his diverse experiences as a mega-church pastor, a microchurch planter in Europe, and now creating a missionary culture in an existing congregation in Hollywood.
DAVE GIBBONS, founder, Newsong Church and Yohaus; author, Small Cloud Rising
I’m grateful for the unique cultural perspective Jon offers from his experience both in the North American and European church…filled with practical insights and analogies.
JON FERGUSON, co-founder, Community Christian Church and NewThing
Bring your staff or fellow church leaders around a table to discuss the ideas in this book as they will not only stretch you personally, they could transform your church and your entire city!
Jon has twenty years of pastoral leadership experience, from growing an American megachurch to planting microchurches in Brussels, Belgium. He currently serves in Los Angeles as lead pastor of Ecclesia Hollywood and is on the board of directors for Communitas International, a global church planting movement. Jon trains pastors and church planters from across the country with Forge America, Fuller Theological Seminary, the V3 Movement, and 100 Movements. Jon and his wife, Kristyn, have two children, Addy and Jax. JonRitner@gmail.com