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Find a podcast on my story here, download the MP3 files of meetings in Spokane (2005) (plus an extra picture with the Smiths), or have someone (thanks, Chad Irvine!) read parts of “Houses that change the World” to you and interpret it.
Books IN ENGLISH (in German: below)
The Starfish Manifesto
(released Oct 2009) The Big Brother of “The Starfish Vision”. A prophetic roadmap for our apostolic journey. Foundational book introducing “The Starfish Project”. Probably my last book about church...
The Starfish Vision (July 2008) A short booklet detailling a realistic apostolic vision to disciple half the planet. Wish to be infected? Get the pdf-file
Houses that change the World (1999) The current return of the church towards its own apostolic roots and the reemergence of organic, homebased forms of Christianity.
Read a summary called 15 Theses
The House Church Book A Housechurch-primer, a short introduction into the world of house churches (Tyndale, 2009)
Book-projects we work on
Bold and beautiful. Women in the Kingdom. (Mercy Simson, 2010) We have heard it all on Women in church. Did it help? This book describes what legitimate Kingdom existence means for women.
Heavens TV. When God speaks to you in dreams. How we learn to stop missing the real night show; practical introduction to
interpreting dreams humans have from God – and how we in turn can become what God dreams of us (Starfish Edition, 2010)
Principles of Kingdom Economics Money and Work in the Kingdom. (Starfish Edition 2010). Beginners Guide to a life following the revolutionary economic principles of Jesus Christ.
Articles by Wolf Simson
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Better than the Hippies. A new look at the Housechurch movement of the future
Christianity with License: It’s not about more Holy Spirit, its about more exousia
Keys of the Kingdom: a road to apostolic unity
Welcome to the Inspiration Age! Entering the 4th Industrial Revolution
The process of Apostolic Migration: just like the birds people respond to a frequency of the Spirit and start moving
Who is... Wolfgang Simson
As form follows function, my life and existence is best described by the vision that has me. As a result, I have three passions:
the reshaping of the Church of Jesus Christ to accurately reflect the design of its author and King;
an economic reformation by returning to Kingdom Economics, the messianic principles of money and work;
and a reformation of unity, that will happen as the Body of Christ repents of its human fragmentization and returns to it´s original design, the smashingly attractive Bride of Christ.
Noone will see these goals reached on behalf of any one single ministry, church or network. The primary vehicle by which God will see those goals reached - with or without us - is a global Holy Spirit guided synergy and partnership that is obedience-driven, not convenience-oriented. One of these partnerships - the Starfish Partnership - is a flat-structured global apostolic network born out of the fresh organic movements that are emerging everywhere
Wolfgang Simson (1959) was born in Germany and has German, Jewish and Hungarian roots. He is married to Mercy and they have three kids. After living in the UK and India, they now live in the south of Germany.
In the midst of beginning a political career, a number of supernatural experiences brought him to a confrontation with the reality of Christ. After working as a social worker and taxidriver in Stuttgart, Germany, he later (1987) graduated with an M.Th. from Free Evangelical Theological Academy (Basel, Switzerland), where he later taught courses on Church Growth and Mission Strategy and became the assistant of the Dean, late Prof. Samuel Külling. While pursuing a Ph.D at various academic institutions in Belgium and the US - doing postgraduate studies in Missions and Cultural Anthropology - he found out that academia did not have the answers to the questions he was after - but God had them. In yet another direct experience with God he was shown the purpose, direction and path of his life, and he has been pursuing this ever since.
Since 1983 Wolfgang was involved in the planting of several churches and in church-based leadership positions, while at the same time beginning a life of extensive global research on growing churches, churchplanting movements and revival and mission breakthroughs.
Wolfgang was working for two decades ( 1986 - 2006) as a Church Growth, Evangelism and strategy consultant, researcher and journalist within various Christian networks and regional and global strategy thing tanks in close to 60 nations. One of the founders of Dawn Europa, he has been a board member of both the British and the German Church Growth Associations, a member of the Lausanne Movement in Germany, editor of the wellknown EZines “Fridayfax”, “Fridayfax2” (now merged into StarFish News) and “Kingdom Economic News”. He is the author of 12 books that have been translated into 20 languages so far.
BOOKS IN GERMAN (only)
Glauben an die Neue Zeit (1988); How a defunct Christianity helped produce the “New Age” of the 80es and has to overcome it´s own illogical fearbased reactionism
Das Übernatürliche im Neuen Testament (The Supernatural in the New Testament); scholarly study and thesis (1991) towards the relationship between the supernatural dimension and the growth and expansion of the church in mission
Wie christlich ist Deutschland (1993);.(“How christian is Germany”); an empirical study towards the situation of Christianity in Germany at the end of the 2nd Millenium.
Gottes Megatrends (1995). Introducing six ways out of the christian ghetto, by observing megatrends that are shaping the Christianity of the future (a sort of Christian version of John Naisbitts Megatrends)
Der Preis des Geldes (2005); („The Price of Money“); Contrasting Kingdom Economics with a world dominated by Mammon. An analysis of a fear- and greed-driven life opening a path to true liberation through voluntary dependency on God (with Dr. Thomas Giudici, former CFO, Basel-City, Switzerland)
Delhi2009. Read a report on the Global House Church Summit in New Delhi, November 2009
Antioch2009. Find a report here on a global gathering in biblical Antioch in October 2009. The reason for this gathering was to repent for Missions made by man and to rediscover the original apostolic blueprint
ERICH REBERS USA-Propecy
There is renewed interest in the prophecy of my friend Erich Reber on an impending attack of terrorist nature to the USA. Read here the original prophetic intelligence, and here a letter on how to deal with a prophecy of this kind
Hollands Post-Secular future - an article by Readers Digest columnist Joshua Livestro, commenting on the influence of “Houses that change the world” in the Netherlands