Praise for Positively Irritating

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.

TOD BOLSINGER, Fuller Seminary; author, Canoeing the Mountains

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.

LISA RODRIGUEZ-WATSON, national director, Missio Alliance

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.

JR WOODWARD, national director, The V3 Movement, co-author, The Church as Movement

This book is a primer for the revolution. A perfectly weighted treatment of some of the most pressing and transformative ideas in our time.

BRIAN SANDERS, founder, the Underground Network; author, Microchurches and Underground Church

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.

DANIELLE STRICKLAND, leader, author, speaker

Jon brings an inspiring and challenging message of revitalization and reimagination for the church.

MICHAEL FROST, co-founder, Forge International; author, The Shaping of Things to Come, Surprise the World

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.

BRAD BRISCO, director, Bivocational Church Planting, the Send Network

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.

DAVE GIBBONS, founder, Newsong Church and Yohaus; author, Small Cloud Rising

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 FERGUSON, co-founder, Community Christian Church and NewThing


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