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AGTS News: AGTS Professor Earl Creps Publishes New Book


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In Off-Road Disciplines: Spiritual Adventures of Missional Leaders, Earl Creps contends that some of our most important encounters with God occur unexpectedly—complete with the bumps and bruises that happen when you go “off-road.” Becoming an off-road leader requires the cultivation of certain spiritual disciplines that allow the Holy Spirit to form our interior lives, moving us out of the center so that Jesus can occupy His rightful place. Only this transaction holds the potential to shape missional leaders. Earl explores twelve central spiritual disciplines—six personal and six organizational—that Christian leaders of all ages and denominations need if they are to change themselves and their churches to reach out to the culture around them.

Off-Road Disciplines is a 2006 publication of Jossey-Bass and Leadership Network.

Download PDF of an excerpt from Earl's new book, Off-Road Disciplines: Spiritual Adventures of Missional Leaders (Download Help).

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Release Date: September 2006

Events: Seminar at AGTS, October 27, 2006, and Bethany University, October 19-20, 2006

About the Author: Earl Creps is Director of Doctoral Studies and an associate professor at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS). The former pastor, ministries consultant and university professor earned his Ph.D. in communication from Northwestern University and a doctor of ministry degree in leadership at AGTS. A sought-after speaker and popular leader, Creps is the author of numerous articles and adulty courses.


“This is one of the most exciting books I have read in years. It shifts our focus from doing church to being church, and promises to be a standard reference in all future discussions of missional leadership.”

--Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox University

“If you are trying to figure out what is going on in contemporary culture you’ve got to read Off-road Disciplines . Creps not only knows what is going on today, he teaches us how to engage today’s people as well…The chapter on “reverse mentoring” is worth the price of the book.”

--Todd Hunter, National Director, Alpha USA, former National Director, Vineyard USA

“Because Earl Creps actually listens to the hearts of emerging leaders, he has discovered spiritual pathways that are being more traveled these days… Here’s a leadership book that actually believes substance trumps style!”

--Byron D. Klaus, President, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

“Earl Creps has written a deeply personal and challenging book--one that caused me to think about my own spiritual journey… It will be a great encouragement to all who read it.”

--Ed Stetzer, NAMB, author, Breaking the Missional Code


Updated: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 10:02 AM

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