Triperspectivalism, Leadership, and Church Planting

Tim Brister —  March 27, 2009 — 28 Comments

For the record, dispensationalists do not have claim to all the big theological words. Try triperspectivalism (also known as multi-perspectivalism).  Over the past three years, I’ve been following David Fairchild and Drew Goodmanson’s writings from a distance but have never really been in a situation where I thought triperspectivalism would come to play in my world – until now.

If you have never studied this paradigm and philosophy of ministry based on the three offices of Christ (prophet, priest, and king), you should really check it out.  The writing theologians who have articulated this theory are primarily John Frame and Vern Poythress, and Fairchild and Goodmanson are the leading practitioners out there today doing it.  Many of their articles, charts/diagrams, and messages are provided below.  I will be processing this paradigm more in the weeks and months ahead, so you will likely be reading more of my interaction with this increasingly attractive model for ministry.

Books

The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God by John Frame
Symphonic Theology: The Validity of Multiple Perspectives in Theology by Vern Poythress
The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church by Alan Hirsch

Audio

Triperspectival Leadership” by David Fairchild and Drew Goodmanson (A29 ’08 Raleigh Bootcamp)
Prophet, Priest, and King” by David Fairchild (A29 ’08 Raleigh Bootcamp)
Prophet, Priest, and King” by Jamie Munson (2010 Sticky Church Conference) NEW
Q&A with Jamie Munson on Prophet, Priest, and King” (2010 Sticky Church Conference) NEW

Drew Goodmanson

* Triperspectival Leadership Diagram
* The Church as Movement – Organizing Decentralization
* Multiplying Missional Communities
* Organic Movement – Reverse Church Planting
* How Multiperspectivalism Shapes Church Leadership and How You Staff a Church
* Missional Eldership – Leading a Transformational Community
* Developing Leaders to Lead
* Triperspectival Ministry Assessment
* Leadership Development in Community – Prophets
* Leadership Development in Community – Priests
* Leadership Development in Community – Kings
* Leadership Conflict Resolution: Prophet | Priest | King
* Triperspectivalism, Multiperspectivalism, and Large Big Words
* How Multi-Perspectivalism and Triperspectivalism Should Shape Your Worldview
* Triperspectival Ecclesiology – Being the Church as Corporate, Intimate, & Group
* What Type of Churches NOT to Plant
* Creating a Church to Change Culture
* The Dangers of Triperspectivalism

David Fairchild

* Triperspectivalism: Drilling Down NEW
* Ministry Through the Lens of Multiperspectival Epistemology
* Triperspectival Leadership Essentials
* The Errors of a Uniperspectival Church
* Triperspectival Hermeneutics

Resources

* Multiperspectivalism on Wikipedia
* A Primer on Perspectivalism by John Frame (PDF)

>> Structures

* Triperspectivalism and Developing Leaders (PDF)
* Triperspectival Ecclesiology Groups (GIF)
* Triperspectival Ecclesiology (GIF)
* Traditional Church Leadership (GIF)
* Missional Church Leadership (GIF)
* Triperspectival Leadership Diagram (PDF)

>> Systems

* The Church as Movement (GIF)
* Equipping for Movement (GIF)
* Missional Community Leadership Development (PDF)
* Gospel Counselor Development (PDF)
* Deacon Development (PDF)
* Multiplying Missional Communities (PDF)
* Planting New Gatherings in the City (PDF)

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